CURVE, ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON & SIMON FRIEND PRESENT

Giraffes Can't Dance

Synopsis

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Now every year in Africa they hold the Jungle Dance, Where every single animal turns up to skip and prance. And this year when the day arrived, poor Gerald felt so sad, Because when it came to dancing, he was really very bad…

Gerald the Giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn’t know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance! But with a little help from a wise and kind cricket, Gerald discovers his rhythm – because sometimes when you’re different, you just need a different song!

Carrying the important and universal message of acceptance and self belief, the sensitive and nuanced storytelling of Giraffes Can’t Dance is perfect for young children, who will be encouraged to dance to their own tune with Gerald the Giraffe and company of five actors playing warthogs, lions, rhinos chimps and, of course, the violin-playing cricket.

Recommended for audiences aged 3+

Tickets

£14 – £10

DISCOUNTS**
£10 Under 18s school groups
£12 for Groups 10+
15% off for Members

FAMILY  TICKET (only valid on certain performances)
£48 (includes 4 tickets)

ACCESS PERFORMANCES
Signed: Sat 14 Dec, 4.30pm
Captioned: Sat 21 Dec, 10.30am
Relaxed: Sat 28 Dec 10.30am
Audio-Described: Sat 28 Dec, 4.30pm (with Touch Tour starting 90mins prior)

PUBLIC DRESS REHEARSAL
Sat 7 Dec 2.30pm

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*Discounts are subject to terms and conditions, availability and are only valid on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Based on the bestselling book by
GILES ANDREAE & GUY PARKER-REES

Director & Adapter JULIA THOMAS
Music, Lyrics and Adapter TASHA TAYLOR JOHNSON
Designer SIMON KENNY
Lighting Designer JANE LALLJEE
Sound Designer CHRIS JAMES
Casting Director KAY MAGSON CDG
Movement Director MEL KNOTT
Musical Supervisor JUSTIN WILMAN

Text © Purple Enterprises Ltd a Coolabi Company. Illustrations © Guy Parker-Rees

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Cast & Creative

Joshua Coley

Jungle Friends

Sophie Coward

Gerald the Giraffe

Phyllis Ho

Cricket

Gracia Rios

Jungle Friends

Jason Yeboa

Jungle Friends