The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Saturday 30th April 11:00am, Space Studio 1, Dartington Trust, South Devon, Relaxed Performance
Saturday 30th April 2:00pm, Space Studio 1, Dartington Trust, South Devon, Find Out More

On the edge of a woodland lives a baby Barn Owl named Plop. But Plop isn’t like other Barn Owls: he is afraid of the dark.

With his parent’s support he embarks on a number of charming and funny encounters with those who love night-time – a Scout, a little girl, an artist, an astronomer, and Orion the black cat. Brimming with magic and atmosphere, inspired by the amazing flora and fauna of the British countryside, this is a love-letter to the wonder of nature, and a celebration of childhood and parenthood, with character designs by the artists 5 and 8-year-old children.

An intricate and mesmerising shadow-puppet show, with live narration and musicians, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is a feast for the senses, suitable for adults and children alike.

Based on the much-loved novel by Jill Tomlinson, this Clockwork Moth project is funded by Arts Council England.

Relaxed performances offer a warm welcome to people who find it difficult to follow the usual conventions of theatre behaviour. This can include: people with learning disabilities, movement disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, other neurological conditions, those with young children or babies, and people with Tourettes.

Relaxed performances take a laid-back approach to noises or movement coming from the audience. They give everyone permission to relax and respond naturally.