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Presented by Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company

Due to uncertainty around international travel we have taken the decision to postpone Backup.  We are hoping to confirm dates in the future.  If you have purchased a ticket a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

With tiny trucks, ear muffs and a giant polar bear, creativity and humour collide in Backup, a punchy, powerful and (mostly) wordless tale for a change-making generation.  North Pole, 4am. Under a snowstorm powerful enough to wrestle with a sequoia, a used-up van finds its way across the icecap. Three reporters land on the ice as if stepping on the moon for the first time. A bear stares straight at them. The team gets ready…

Belgium puppeteers Chaliwaté Compagnie and Focus Company, use object and puppet theatre to create a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature. A 30 minute family theatre blast. Recommended for ages 8+.

Accessibility: This is a physical and visual performance, that is practically word-free, delivering narrative through image and physical action.

Part of bOing! Kent’s Family Arts Festival

All shows at bOing! will be performed in line with government guidance on COVID-19. 

Children must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket at all times. Children under/over the recommended age may be admitted but will still require a child’s ticket.  Baby on lap tickets (+£1 with adult booking) are available for 0-18months (Full & Baby).  Age ranges are provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether a show is suitable for your child. For further information please contact our Ticket & Information Team on 01227 769075 who will be happy to help.

Fantastic for families

This event is part of

bOing! International Family Festival 2021

Sat 28 - Sun 29 August 2021
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