Getting Dressed delves into the movement and humour of clothes; how you put them on, take them off, share them and express yourself, your identity, your gender... And, get stuck in them.
Getting dressed by yourself is a huge milestone as a child; it shows independence, technical capability, maturity and the identity we choose to present to the wider world. Made for 4–7 year olds and their families Getting Dressed subtly challenges the conventions, peer pressures and popular culture influences children encounter when starting school.
Post performance the company run a 15 minute Stay and Play in the auditorium where audiences are invited to dress-up just a little bit differently.
Getting Dressed premiered in 2017, where it was performed 25 times in 14 venues across the UK. Since its premiere it has been presented at Belfast International Children’s Festival, Think Big! Festival (Munich) and a 4 week tour of Sweden with Salto!
This show is available for touring. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and information.
Photos: Lydia Crisafulli
Director and Choreographer: Rosie Heafford
Performers: Keir Patrick, Ellen Slatkin & Darragh Butterworth
Set and Costume Designer: Verity Quinn
Costume Maker: Cristiano Casimiro
Lighting Designer: Ben Pacey
Composers: James Marples & Amir Shoenfeld
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Executive Producer Claire: Summerfield at Tandem Works
We can offer the following workshops around the show:
Lovely, lively and engaging throughoutThe Stage
There is a pleasing sense of freedom from gender stereotype here. Tweed skirts on men, boxer shorts on women – it is the childish glee that matters here.Reviews Hub
It is silly and playful, zany and colourful – a more progressive, subversive take on clothes than you might expectChildren’s Theatre Reviews