Sunday 30th April 2017, 6.30pm in Aphra Theatre (Buy Tickets)
£7.50, £5 Conc. 20% off when you buy tickets to three or more events.
One man, one autistic boy, a million adventures’. John is a comedian and single dad. His son is twelve years old and autistic. He isn’t a genius. His only special power is making his dad laugh. A lot. This is their story.
The show is a positive view of bringing up a child who sees the world differently. It largely covers school (particularly special schools) and the joy of seeing the world through a different lens. Reference is made to Ben 10, Power Rangers, Lion King, Minecraft, Blue Tac, chocolate cake and trains (in particular the Docklands Light Railway!)
Total Black out (audience): No
What is the audience lighting level?: Slightly dimmed
Flashing Lights or strobe: None
Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): The show is divided into six or seven ‘sections’. At the end of each section a piece of music plays and words appear on the screen (lasting approx. twenty seconds). Approximately five minutes into the show, the audience are asked to clap and cheer a short video (featuring Lion King). Notice will be given that this is about to occur.
Repetitive noises: None
High-pitched tones: None
Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): None
Is there background sound/music: Only the music interludes mentioned above
Interactivity and Participation
Audience invited on stage: No
Artist goes into the audience: No
Workshop/manual activity: No
Are participants required to…
Walk around: No
Undertake directed movement: Only at the start when asked to clap and cheer the video described above – participation is by no means necessary!
Read: There are some quotes shown on a screen to end each section, but the ability to read them should not deter from the show itself
Construct things: No
Participate in pairs or groups with others: No
Please include any other notes you feel will be helpful:
In terms of age limits for the show, I tend to recommend age 15+. There is some light swearing in the show (quoting children!)
Attention Span Information
Show duration: 60 mins
Is there an intermission: No
Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: Yes, but should feel free to come and go!
Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed performance): Absolutely
Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: no
Senses, Emotions and Effects
Does your show have any distinctive smells: No
Does your show have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): No
Does your show involve exploring any textures, and if so please specify: No
Are balloons used in your show: No
Do any of the characters in your show express anger: Yes, although only through stories told (biting is talked about)
To what extent is your show dialogue driven: Stand up comedy, so mainly dialogue driven