Baby, Bird & Bee is to return with performances at Grange Pavilion, Insole Court and The Riverfront.
Baby, Bird & Bee was created by baby theatre makers, Sarah Argent and Kevin Lewis, who are also the creative team behind Baby Show, the theatre production for the very young.
Created for babies aged 6-18 months, Baby, Bird & Bee is a celebration of the outside world and will be performed in gardens, outdoor spaces and theatres. For babies born during lockdown, this will not only be their first ever experience of live theatre, but also one of the first opportunities to share a space with other babies and families.
“At Theatr Iolo we believe children of all ages should have the opportunity to experience live performance. Lots of babies born during past 18 months will have had limited opportunities to explore the world around them. Baby, Bird & Bee is a wonderful opportunity for parents and babies to enjoy a performance together, safely spend time with other families and to explore the world beyond their home,” said Lee Lyford, Artistic Director, Theatr Iolo
Baby, Bird & Bee is an English language show and will consist of a 20–25-minute performance followed by 20 minutes of ‘Stay and Play’ time for the babies and their families. The performance will take place outside at Grange Pavilion and Insole Court, and in the studio theatre at The Riverfront. At all venues, adults and babies will allocated a seating pod upon arrival, with a maximum of two babies and two adults per pod.
Audiences are invited to sit with their baby whilst the new gardener playfully goes about their work, planting and watering in the beautiful garden. Together families will discover the sights and sounds of the space, as little one’s delight in the wonders around them. Each family will enjoy the performance from their very own space and at the end of the show there will be a chance for them to stay and dance together to a gentle selection of music.
Baby Bird & Bee will take place from 4 – 19 September 2021. All children attending must be strictly between the ages of 6-18 months. Ticket prices vary for each venue. Please check the individual venues for full details. All members of the group, including babies, must have a ticket. Tickets are on sale now and must be ordered in advance from eventbrite.com for performances at Grange Gardens and Insole Court and from newportlive.co.uk for performances at The Riverfront.
Grange Pavilion, Grangetown, Cardiff
4 & 5 and 7 &8 September 2021
10am & 1.30pm
The Riverfront, Newport
10 – 12 September 2021
10.30am (Sat & Sun) 11.30am (Fri) & 1.30pm (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff
15 – 19 September 2021
10am & 1.30pm