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You and Me and the Space Between
Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Australia
7-12 yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

A story of migration that looks at how environmental change forces islanders to make hard decisions. It is a child who offers solutions linking this production to Education for Citizenship, Social Studies and Religious and Moral Education.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links:

Social Studies

I can contribute to a discussion of the difference between my needs and those of others around me. SOC  1-16a

I can discuss issues of diversity of cultures, values and customs in our society. SOC  2-16c

Religious and Moral education

I am developing my understanding of how my own and other peoples’ beliefs and values affect their actions.                                                                                                                RME  2-09d

Education for Citizenship

Young people are citizens of today, not citizens in waiting. Education for citizenship is about developing in learners the ability to take up their place in society as responsible, successful, effective and confident citizens both now and in the future. The learner voice is a crucial element of education for citizenship.

Class Stage
P3 – P7
Curriculum Links
Education for Citizenship
Religious and Moral Education
Social Studies
The Studio at the Festival Theatre
Capacity: 170 / Theatre seating
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The Studio at the Festival Theatre
Potterrow (not Nicolson Street), 
Edinburgh, EH8 9BL
  • Monday 29 May 13:30
  • Tuesday 30 May 10:30
  • Tuesday 30 May 13:30
  • Wednesday 31 May* 10:30
  • Wednesday 31 May 13:30
  • *Post show Q&A

Duration: 60 minutes

The island is sinking. Its adults are useless. Time for the kids to save the day.

The island of Proud Circle springs a leak and its citizens must find a way to stop their home from disappearing. It takes the wondering mind of a child to save the island, its people and their ways.  Adventures happen, horizons widen and important things are said.

From the mind of Australia’s most accomplished children’s playwright, Finegan Kruckemeyer, comes a tale of wonder and invention that is brought to life in unexpected ways. Storytelling, choreographed projections and live drawn animation explore the plight of refugees fleeing environmental change through the eyes of a child. Step inside a picture book with artist Tom O’Hern and Scottish storyteller Rosalind Sydney, amidst a paper set that is cut, ripped, patched and manipulated live to create a world of play.

You and Me and the Space Between is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Ministry for the Arts and the Tasmanian Government.

“The production was rich with childlike whimsy and wisdom... a memorable journey for the audience between two imaginary cultures.” Real Time Arts

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