The Tin Soldier -‘live’ accessible theatre performance from Birds of Paradise – primary schools

BOP Theatre’s new work The Tin Soldier, at The Studio, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 7th-23rd December is a new adaptation of an old tale by award-winning children’s writer Mike Kenny.

It is an accessible show, integrating captions, BSL and audio description, designed mainly with 5-9 year olds in mind (and the older people and siblings that come with them).  The show has been designed by a Russian designer Victor Nikonenko and includes puppets and new live music from Scottish duo Novasound.

What is on offer?

If you are in Edinburgh we would love you to come see it but we understand this is not accessible to everyone! For those that cannot come in person we are making a broadcast version of it available to all schools in Scotland in the week commencing the 18th December.

How does it work?

We will provide you with a link to a as live film of the show that you can show to a class or larger group.  The film will have captions on it and BSL is integrated into the performance.

Is there a charge?

No, but we would appreciate a donation of £25 in line with our campaign of fundrasign for our 25th Anniversary year which is next year.

What other resources to you have?

  1. An info sheet attached
  2. An easy read script synopsis
  3. Links to listen to the music
  4. Disability focused short films aimed at children

What do I do next?

Get in touch with to register interest and we will provide you with a link and answer any questions you have.

About BOP

Birds of Paradise Theatre are a Glasgow based company that have traditionally made work for adult audiences that embeds access and creates opportunities for disabled writers, directors and performers.  Over the last five years the company has been disability led and has made varied work that has taken place in Scotland, UK, Spain, Hing Kong and Russia.


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