Shō and the Demons of the Deep
by Zoe Bullock, adapted from the work by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko
Scotland
8-13 yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

This production is a story of resilience, intergenerational bonds, and the responsibility we all have for the world we live in. Themes of connection and environmental awareness can be further explored in Social Studies and Health and Wellbeing.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Health and Wellbeing
I am aware of and able to express my feelings and am developing the ability to talk about them.HWB 1-01a / HWB 2-01a / HWB 3-01a

I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave. HWB 1-04a / HWB 2-04a / HWB 3-04a

I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support. HWB 1-08a / HWB 2-08a / HWB 3-08a

Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and wider community. HWB 1-13a / HWB 2-13a / HWB 3-13a 

Expressive Arts
I have experienced the energy and excitement of presenting/performing for audiences and being part of an audience for other people’s presentations/performances. EXA 1-01a / EXA 2-01a / EXA 3-01b

Social Studies
I can discuss the environmental impact of human activity and suggest ways in which we can live in a more environmentally responsible way. SOC 2-08a

Class Stage
P4-S2
Curriculum Links
Expressive Arts
Health and Wellbeing
Social Studies
Traverse 2
Duration: 70 min incl. Q&A
Seating: Theatre seating
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Traverse 2
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
  • Monday 27 May 10:00
  • Monday 27 May 13:00
  • Tuesday 28 May 10:00
  • Tuesday 28 May 13:00
  • Wednesday 29 May 13:00
  • Wednesday 29 May* 19:00
  • Thursday 30 May 9:45
  • *BSL interpreted performance

Independent Arts Projects in association with National Theatre of Scotland.

Shō’s city has been plagued by nightmares for as long as she can remember, but hers are the worst of all. One day, Shō has had enough. She throws her nightmares away into the river, where they wash out to sea. Soon people start copying her; the city is rid of its nightmares, and everyone is delighted. But sixty years later, when the river becomes poisoned, Shō’s granddaughter Hana must face her greatest fears in order to save her home.

Shō and the Demons of the Deep by Zoë Bullock is a visual adventure story about overcoming fear, climate crisis and how the actions of one generation can affect the next. 

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