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Amira is obsessed with space and has always dreamt of being an astronaut. Watch A Strange New Space from the comfort of your home!

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A Strange New Space will be available to view for one month as part of the Bristol Refugee Festival.

We are pleased to be able to offer this video for free but ask that if you are able to, you make a small donation so that we can get back to visiting theatres, village halls and outdoor spaces as soon as it is safe to do so after the lockdown. We suggest a donation of £4 but any support you can offer at this time is greatly appreciated.

About the Show

Amira is obsessed with space and has always dreamt of being an astronaut.

One day, Amira’s imagination explodes into her reality as she takes the first brave steps on a long journey. “A new start. A safe space…” Amira packs her bag for the intergalactic trip she has been waiting for. Her journey into imagination is played out on stage, interspersed and paralleled with snippets from her real-life journey as a refugee across continents.

A Strange New Space is an original story using beautiful hand-made puppets, physical theatre and original music to bring one small child’s journey across the world to the theatre, forming an introduction to theatre and to the topic of migration and the effects of war.

A Strange New Space won the Primary Times' Children's Choice Award at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017.


"This is a very lovely show not just about the journey and adventures of a refugee child but about the brilliance of the imagination." Weston Super Mum

"There is something magical about this solo production. Stripped of words, the production rests on Tessa Bide’s performance, which captivates the audience from the start. Her performance is imbued with humour and compassion as she gently guides the audience through Amira’s travails." Female Arts ★★★★

"Lovely audience interaction and excellent comic timing...It’s impossible not to believe in and warm to Bide as a performer – she is winning, charismatic and versatile." Children's Theatre Reviews

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Full recording of A Strange New Space from April 2017 at Circomedia, Bristol. This video was originally created as archival footage and the show has changed a lot since then, but we wanted to take the chance to share this with you during lockdown.

Cast: Tessa Bide

Please visit our website for more information about the show.

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