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Creative play at The Civic finds order in chaos.

Jump at this chance to make a mess (and have someone else clean it up) in this playful new show at The Civic

Tidy up is the latest Sunday Family Show at The Civic and it’s all about mess!

This creative new show is presented by Peut Etre Theatre, who create unforgettable early theatre experiences for families with their colourful and wonderfully silly shows which bring magic to the theatre.

 “A show without words which manages to wrap the audience into a magical world. Not a simple task. Highly recommended for small ones and big ones who are looking to extend their imagination.” Yediot Ahronot, Israel 5                                                                                                                                  

When it starts out ship-shape, there’s only one way for it to go… this dance-theatre show gets all messed up!

As we wriggle our way through the muddle of life we often discover things anew. So why can’t tidiness be exciting for children or chaos joyful for adults? Who said there’s a ‘right way’ anyway?

Watch as the actors create beauty from chaos in the most creative and playful way. Bright pops of every colour of the rainbow, confetti, silly costumes, tumbling and dancing and clowning. Children and their families alike will delight in this visually stunning show.

Inspired by children’s logic when creating order, patterns and systems, the play was researched and developed with Great Ormond Street Hospital, a fantastic opportunity to create theatre alongside children at the hospital where they not only offered workshops and bedside visits, but also were able to let patients and their families shape the final show.

At Great Ormond Street Hospital the company made exciting new discoveries such as: what is the best type of cake to stand on, a sausage is always quite funny and more serious finding such as the relationship between chaos and order, and how one can quietly or loudly slip from one to the other. From this they wanted to make a show where the audience is as important as the performers.

“Peut-Être Theatre reminds us that there is more on heaven and earth than is imagined… You just have to believe. Or be convinced by expert practitioners of the magic of theatre.” British Theatre Guide

So come along to The Civic for a witty, uplifting journey discovering whether chaos and order can ever live side-by-side... You might even find yourself making a mess too. With plenty of surprises, Tidy Up will be an unforgettable party!

Tidy Up is at The Civic on Sunday 4 March 2018 at 1:00pm & 3:00pm. Tickets are £8, £6 conc and £5 child

For more information and to book visit or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.