Co-Produced by ARCADE and KIT Theatre
SUMMER 2021 - AUTUMN 2021
"It's like being on holiday for the first time and reading a book for the first time...I feel like I can do everything!”
Year 3 Pupil
This Summer we called upon all daring 6+ year olds and their grown ups, especially those who enjoy adventures. We needed their help to solve clues and welcome someone from the past in an immersive theatre and workshop experience.
It turned out that C.S Lewis was onto something with the Narnia books: Wardrobes really are portals between worlds. What dear old C.S might not have known is that most of these accidental time-travelling wardrobe explorers ended up in Scarborough: and it was down to the town’s children to help them out.
The adventure began this summer term in Scarborough schools with hundreds of Scarborough children taking part, but we then needed families to get involved too.
From the award-winning KIT Theatre ‘Wardrobes’ brought theatre and fun to our local More Than Books Community Library to kick off the summer holiday - a wheelchair accessible and level entry venue.
Wardrobes was a relaxed performance open to all families.
And the adventures aren't over! This September, two mysterious guests from afar spend a week at Springhead School exploring music, drama and stories with pupils and teachers.
"Thank you for inviting our children to experience this wonderful opportunity, it is an experience I will hold close as a valuable memory for a long time. It has shown me what my class are capable of, I have seen strengths in some children that I haven't seen all year and it has helped them and me build an even stronger relationship together. This project is just amazing for any child to have the opportunity to participate in"
YEAR 3 TEACHER
MORE IMAGES FROM THE ADVENTURE SO FAR...
Co-produced by KIT Theatre & ARCADE, commissioned by North Yorkshire Library Services & Scarborough Museums Trust and supported by the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Eat Me Cafe & National Literacy Trust.
With many thanks to project funders Arts Council England, Inspire Fund and Scarborough Children's University.