toooB is an enchanting wordless show for 6-24 month olds and their grown ups. A gentle sensory adventure with an original soundtrack, captivating movement and gentle humor; toooB is a perfect introduction to theatre and dance for the very young.
‘"Beautiful, magical, amazing performance! We loved everything. It gave so much space to imagine, laugh and then play. Thoroughly enjoyed it" ’
‘"Beautiful show, very thoughtfully created and so much love in the performance- magical in the true sense. Delightful for adults too."’
‘"Brilliant, so imaginative to bring a simple child's to to life so effectively is inspired! Creating such a wonderful character through movement and manipulation. The kids loved it, both our 4 year old and our 7 month old."’
‘"I'm delighted to recommend toooB. Angel Exit provide professional and beautiful productions with great marketing support. This, their first early years show, is both innovative and witty. Its young audience was engaged and mesmerized from the start. A delight for audiences and for venues."’
toooB is a friendly and curious creature who is not quite sure where she’s landed. She playfully explores the space around her, discovers her surroundings, invents games to play, and gently interacts with the audience. Audience numbers are kept low and audience sit on cushions on the floor. It is a very relaxed environment for babies and carers. The show lasts 25 minutes and then there is a 15 minute stay and play session with the performer.
toooB was created in 2020 at Lighthouse Poole’s Centre for the Arts following a period of devising with support from Arts Council England. It completed a short tour in early 2020 and we’ve visited a few venues post-lockdown in a Covid-friendly version.
Venues visited include: Half Moon Theatre, Newbury Corn Exchange, The Point Eastleigh, The Spring, Havant, Dorchester Arts, Farnham Maltings and Lighthouse Poole.
toooB is available to book now and the tour pack can be downloaded here.
This production is co-directed by Lynne Forbes and Tamsin Fessey, performed by Tamsin Fessey. It is designed by Verity Quinn, with lighting design by Dan Saggars. It has an original soundtrack composed by Tom Ball. The toooB costume was made by Naomi Oppenheim. Matt Llewellyn Smith is the production and stage manager. The company were mentored by the wonderful Sarah Argent.
The devisers who worked on this show were: Morag Cross, Ashleigh Cheadle, Hannah Boyde, Tim Bell and Vanio Papadelli.