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As global conflict continues to affect us all, Somewhere Else presents the horrors of war in a uniquely creative style. This beautiful and sensitive production will empower students to explore aspects of global citizenship linking to UN sustainable development goal 16 (peace), supporting curricular work around Health & Wellbeing, Social studies and RME.
There is also an opportunity to explore the particular animation style (stop motion) used in the production as part of your Expressive Arts programme. 

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links

Health and Wellbeing

As I explore the rights to which I and others are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them. I show respect for the rights of others.
HWB 1-09a / HWB 2-09a

Social Studies

By exploring the ways in which we use and need rules, I can consider the meaning of rights and responsibilities and discuss those relevant to me.
SOC 1-17a

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

I can gather and use information about forms of discrimination against people in societies and consider the impact this has on people’s lives.
SOC 2-16b

Religious and Moral Education

I am becoming aware that people’s beliefs and values affect their actions.
RME 1-09c

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

Class Stage
Curriculum Links
Expressive Arts
Health and Wellbeing
Religious and Moral Education
Social Studies
Traverse 2
Duration: 45 min
Seating: Theatre seating
Traverse 2
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
  • Monday 29 May 10:30
  • Monday 29 May 13:45
  • Tuesday 30 May 10:30
  • Tuesday 30 May 13:45
  • Wednesday 31 May 10:30
  • Wednesday 31 May 13:45

Somewhere Else is a touching story about a girl caught in the middle of a war. Through her eyes we observe a city marked by terror, violence and fear. But also hope.

Planes are flying over the city, the streets are empty and there is no food on the shelves. The school is closed and gunshots are heard nearby. As her environment gradually becomes intolerable, the girl’s only wish is to go somewhere else, away from the war’s atrocities.  

This story about the absurdity of war is sensitively told through a child’s simple everyday life and is vividly translated through the inventive use of a school blackboard as a spinning immersive setting.

The show interweaves classic puppet animation with storytelling, live video projections and virtual drawings to amazing effect.

Watch a fascinating behind the scene documentary to find out how the team makes use of imaginative digital technology and enchanting film animation techniques to create an immersive experience for the audience.

Access information:

  • Set: A rotating black board and projections
  • Performers: one performer on stage
  • Experience: The performance includes classical puppet animation intertwined with live video projections and virtual drawings. The actress draws on a rotating table using chalk and her drawings appear to come to life thanks to hidden projected images. The show is about the absurdity of war seen through a child's eyes.
  • Capacity: 99
  • Space: The audience is seated in a small theatre space

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