MishMash Productions returned in 2019 after enchanting little ones with Smile, winning them the Best Family Welcome award at the 2018 Fantastic for Families Awards.

This new production, Strange Creatures, uses magical theatrical chamber music to gently explore friendship, communication and belonging in a surprising and colourful world.

This intimate and engaging show, performed by exceptional musicians, and inspired by Alexis Deacon’s popular book Beegu, will delight children and their families alike.

For children aged 4 - 7 and their families/schools. Strange Creatures toured libraries across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire in May/June 2019 and is available for national touring in summer and autumn 2020.

Creative Team
Director: Martin Berry
Musical Director: Sophie Rivlin
Creative Producer: Liz Muge
Designers: Laura Pennell and Sophie Geen; Designer Consultant: Helen Fownes-Davies

Cello: Sophie Rivlin
Violin: Flora Curzon
Violin/Viola: Charlotte Fairbairn

Strange Creatures is inspired by the book Beegu written and illustrated by Alexis Deacon and performed by arrangement with Penguin Random House Children’s Publishers UK, a Penguin Random House company.

Originally developed with funding from Arts Council England, in association with Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries and Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham; with support from Nottinghamshire Music Hub, Nottingham Music Hub and Nottingham Trent University, BS (hons) Theatre Design, School of Art and Design

Strange Creatures toured as part of the 2019 Nottingham Lakeside Arts Wheee! Festival on tour.