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A Strange New Space: Bristol Refugee Festival

Great Eastern Hall

Bristol Refugee Festival A Strange New Space


Sunday 10 June 2018


Relaxed performance* at 11am

Adults: £2.50 | Children: free

A Strange New Space

Runtime: 45 minutes | Family friendly (for audiences aged 4+)

Set off on a voyage through space in this completely original, wordless, one-woman show. A Strange New Space parallels Amira’s real-life journey as a refugee across continents, melding physical theatre with stunning puppetry and original music. 

This performance is in support of Bristol Refugee Festival, which will see events held city-wide throughout June to celebrate the contribution refugees make to Bristol. A Strange New Space will help audiences understand more about the lives and stories of refugees, and will be an unforgettable introduction to theatre for viewers of four years and older.

This production has been developed in partnership with The Trinity Centre, May Park Primary School, Integrate Bristol and Circomedia, funded by Arts Council England.


*Relaxed Performance at 11am

The 11am showing will be a relaxed performance where the audience do not have to be quiet. The show is performed in a way that is specifically accessible for children and young people with autism, learning disabilities and sensory and communication disorders AND their families.

Download supporting materials for this relaxed performance here:


Please bring your confirmation email on the day.

Attendance to A Strange New Space will entitle you to a discount of £2.50 off one entry ticket or £5 off a family ticket to Brunel's SS Great Britain.

This discount is provided as a voucher on the day. The offer is valid for one month from the event date. The offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Full terms & conditions provided with your voucher on the day.


About the show

Did you know that Astronauts get taller in space? That our solar system is around 4.6 billion years old? Or that there are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all of the beaches on Earth?

Amira knows all of these things. She is completely obsessed with space and dreams of becoming an Astronaut. But one night, the bangs, whooshes and fizzes of her imagination explode right out of her dreams, becoming a deafening reality. In the darkness, Amira must leave her hometown to go on an adventure, to find a safe space. Hearing the words ‘space’ and ‘adventure’, Amira quickly packs her bag for the intergalactic trip she’s been waiting for…

"Lovely audience interaction and excellent comic timing... It’s impossible not to believe in and warm to Bide as a performer – she is winning, charismatic and versatile." Children's Theatre Reviews