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Big Red Bath

A Full House and Half Moon co-production for ages 2-5

LIVE IN VENUE TOUR – A quirky, vibrant and humorous adaptation of Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book. Available for touring from 17 October – 28 November 2021.
Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.

It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath.

Splish! Splosh! Splash! Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join in the fun. Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time.

Adapted from Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book, this quirky, vibrant and humorous tale for 2-5 year olds features music by Evergreen, an alternative indie-electro-pop trio who bring a blend of folk melodies, electro beats and vocal harmonies.

Big Red Bath is an exciting collaboration between Full House Theatre and Half Moon, that returns following hugely successful tours in 2013-2015, including a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival. This uplifting and playful production blends music, song and humorous character based performances in a unique take on this well-loved book.

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Show information

  • Performances last 40 minutes (no interval)

  • Where possible the writer of the original book from which this play is adapted, Julia Jarman, will be present at all performances to sign books and chat informally with audiences. Please enquire to book this in.

    • Get-in: 3 hours minimum before half with pre-rig completed prior to get in.
    • Get-out: 1 hour
    • Venue Configuration: End on. Performing area minimum 6.5m meters (wide) by 5.5m (depth) with 3.5m (height), although the piece is adaptable for an open studio format where the audience sit on cushions or equivalent on the flat floor (this reduces capacity due to sightlines)
    • Setting: Black box theatre presentation. No wing space required.
    • Lighting: A lighting plan will be supplied. We will require the use of the venues Lighting Desk.
    • Sound: We tour a Mac with QLAB but will need to plug this into the venues P.A. system.
    • Technical staff: 1 technician to assist with get-in, focusing and the get out. If Lighting and Sound cannot be operated together then the venue technician will be required to operate lighting allowing communication between them and our Stage Manager. We tour with a Stage Manager.
    • Parking: For a sprinter size van.
    • Facilities: Dressing rooms for two female / one male performer.
    • Dedicated support from the marketing/PR and technical team at Half Moon.
    • Up to 500 A5 colour flyers and 15 A3 colour posters. (NB: overprinting will be at an additional cost, please enquire).
    • Images, production photos and other digital assets for venue or broader publicity usage.
  • 1 or 2 shows per day.

    Less than 70 miles from Bedford – £800 + VAT

    All other locations – £950 + VAT

    Please enquire for prices for multiple days.

    Note for venues at very long distances from London, an additional supplement of £100 per day may apply. Note venues that require a get-in the day before may be subject to a fee supplement. Please enquire.

    Please note that these fees are subject to a small additional supplement if your venue makes a compulsory contra to us for your costs at the contracting stage (e.g. credit card/box office; get-in/out; marketing/brochure contributions).

  • The company are able to offer a range of bespoke creative learning activities for schools, nursery and family groups on request to complement the performance at additional costs. Please enquire for prices.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The young audience were rapt from the moment the show started. A fun, energetic and delightful production”

Broadway Baby

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Every detail is perfect: this is a lovely introduction to the theatre”

Three Weeks

“A quality show for this age group, excellent”

Salisbury Playhouse

“A very well conceived show with high production values”

The Stables, Wavendon
For more details on Big Red Bath, or if you would like to see the piece on tour, please contact:

Chris Elwell  | 020 7709 8902 or chris@halfmoon.org.uk
Sam Luffman | 020 7709 8901 or sam@halfmoon.org.uk

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