Why Dirliebane?

(It's Scots for funny bone!)

Dirliebane Theatre Company creates clown theatre performances for children, young people and their families.

Our shows involve gentle, character clowning that creates naïve, optimistic, fun, light, strong characters that children and young people can engage with. We develop our shows and films with the help of children and young people to access and explore their thoughts and experiences at key stages in their lives.

LATEST UPDATES

 

BOUNCE – Virtual Reality –  January to June 2022.  We will be working with filmmakers Neon8 (www.neon8.scot), Perth Theatre and three Primary schools researching and developing Virtual Reality theatre. This project is funded by Creative Scotland.

BOUNCE – The Marshmallow Challenge is a live theatre production which toured schools in 2021, and will continue touring schools in 2022. Sally and Destiny are ‘Challenge Enthusiasts’ and are embarking on their biggest challenge yet – The Marshmallow Challenge! For P3s-P5s, focussing on emotional health and wellbeing. Check out the ‘Our Shows,’ ‘Bounce’ page.

SIT, STAND, LIE (working title). A research project observing and playing with the three body positions sitting, standing and lying with babies under 15 months. We will use this material to begin the development of a performance for babies. This project is funded by the Starcatchers PlayFund.

BOUNCE – Challenge Enthusiasts are five short films currently available free for children in P2-P5 (aged 6-10). These comedy films follow challenge enthusiasts Sally and Destiny, who discover that their challenges unearth all sorts of emotions. These films explore emotional literacy, and resource packs are also available. Check out the ‘Our Films,’ ‘Bounce – Challenge Enthusiasts’ page.

SPACE – How to be Ready For Anything are five short films currently available free for children aged P6-P7 (aged 9-12). The two characters – Stella and Dorothy – have to create a new online presentation with the theme How to be Ready For Anything, exploring the strategies required to keep well and healthy. Stella and Dorothy prove that they are, nearly almost, ready for anything. These films explore health and wellbeing and resource packs are also available. Check out the ‘Our Films,’ ‘Space – How to be Ready For Anything’ page.

SOUND ADVENTURES. These sound adventures were created for children and young people with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities).  Each Sound Adventure will take you on a different emotional journey – there may be smiles, giggles, frowns and scowls! Our aim is to stimulate and engage. All you need is a quiet space to listen. Check out the ‘Our Sounds’ page.

Our other live theatre productions;

BIG (for nursery children transitioning to Primary 1, toured 2016, 2019 and 2021) SPACE (for Primary 7s transitioning to High School, toured 2018, 2019 and 2021). These will tour again in the future.

THE CINNAMON SISTERS is a Christmas show for the under 5s, which performed at Perth Theatre in December 2021. It’s Decorating Day for Auntie Susan (she likes things neat) and Auntie Delilah (she likes things sparkly). Check out the ‘Our Shows’, ‘The Cinnamon Sisters’ page.

Why Dirliebane?

(It's Scots for funny bone!)

Dirliebane Theatre Company creates clown theatre performances for children, young people and their families.

Our shows involve gentle, character clowning that creates naïve, optimistic, fun, light, strong characters that children and young people can engage with. We develop our shows and films with the help of children and young people to access and explore their thoughts and experiences at key stages in their lives.

 

LATEST UPDATES

BOUNCE – Virtual Reality –  January to June 2022.  We will be working with filmmakers Neon8 (www.neon8.scot), Perth Theatre and three Primary schools researching and developing Virtual Reality theatre. This project is funded by Creative Scotland.

BOUNCE – The Marshmallow Challenge is a live theatre production which toured schools in 2021, and will continue touring schools in 2022. Sally and Destiny are ‘Challenge Enthusiasts’ and are embarking on their biggest challenge yet – The Marshmallow Challenge! For P3s-P5s, focussing on emotional health and wellbeing. Check out the ‘Our Shows,’ ‘Bounce’ page.

SIT, STAND, LIE (working title). A research project observing and playing with the three body positions sitting, standing and lying with babies under 15 months. We will use this material to begin the development of a performance for babies. This project is funded by the Starcatchers PlayFund.

Dirliebane Theatre Company creates clown theatre performances for children, young people and their families.

Our shows involve gentle, character clowning that creates naïve, optimistic, fun, light, strong characters that children and young people can engage with. We develop our shows and films with the help of children and young people to access and explore their thoughts and experiences at key stages in their lives.

 

LATEST UPDATES

BOUNCE – Virtual Reality –  January to June 2022.  We will be working with filmmakers Neon8 (www.neon8.scot), Perth Theatre and three Primary schools researching and developing Virtual Reality theatre. This project is funded by Creative Scotland.

BOUNCE – The Marshmallow Challenge is a live theatre production which toured schools in 2021, and will continue touring schools in 2022. Sally and Destiny are ‘Challenge Enthusiasts’ and are embarking on their biggest challenge yet – The Marshmallow Challenge! For P3s-P5s, focussing on emotional health and wellbeing. Check out the ‘Our Shows,’ ‘Bounce’ page.

SIT, STAND, LIE (working title). A research project observing and playing with the three body positions sitting, standing and lying with babies under 15 months. We will use this material to begin the development of a performance for babies. This project is funded by the Starcatchers PlayFund.

BOUNCE – Challenge Enthusiasts are five short films currently available free for children in P2-P5 (aged 6-10). These comedy films follow challenge enthusiasts Sally and Destiny, who discover that their challenges unearth all sorts of emotions. These films explore emotional literacy, and resource packs are also available. Check out the ‘Our Films,’ ‘Bounce – Challenge Enthusiasts’ page.

SPACE – How to be Ready For Anything are five short films currently available free for children aged P6-P7 (aged 9-12). The two characters – Stella and Dorothy – have to create a new online presentation with the theme How to be Ready For Anything, exploring the strategies required to keep well and healthy. Stella and Dorothy prove that they are, nearly almost, ready for anything. These films explore health and wellbeing and resource packs are also available. Check out the ‘Our Films,’ ‘Space – How to be Ready For Anything’ page.

SOUND ADVENTURES. These sound adventures were created for children and young people with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities).  Each Sound Adventure will take you on a different emotional journey – there may be smiles, giggles, frowns and scowls! Our aim is to stimulate and engage. All you need is a quiet space to listen. Check out the ‘Our Sounds’ page.

Our other live theatre productions;

BIG (for nursery children transitioning to Primary 1, toured 2016, 2019 and 2021) SPACE (for Primary 7s transitioning to High School, toured 2018, 2019 and 2021). These will tour again in the future.

THE CINNAMON SISTERS is a Christmas show for the under 5s, which performed at Perth Theatre in December 2021. It’s Decorating Day for Auntie Susan (she likes things neat) and Auntie Delilah (she likes things sparkly). Check out the ‘Our Shows’, ‘The Cinnamon Sisters’ page.

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“That was perfect. It was a perfect show. There is nothing else out there like it. The children loved it. You were the kids and they were you.” Deputy Head on BIG

2021 has been another amazing year for Hearts & Minds. Despite all the restrictions we achieved so much. Never ones to let our red noses rest we continued to adapt our programmes, welcomed new partners, and we are so proud to have returned to live visits in hospitals and schools.

This will be great. And Fiona will be there doing workshops for @heartsmindsUK about using clown connections for facilitating youth theatre. It'll be awesome!

We are very excited to have @HorsecrossPerth, Scotland’s oldest repertory theatre company, hosting the world premiere of Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar this March. Expect magic. Expect illusion. Expect the unexpected. #HenrySugar https://www.horsecross.co.uk/whats-on/roald-dahl-s-the-wonderful-story-of-henry-sugar-154802

Our wonderful Dr Spritely was on the radio on Monday talking about the important and inspiring work our Clowndoctors and Elderflowers do and have been able to continue doing throughout the pandemic.
If you would like to listen, click the link
https://ucb.lightcast.com/player/31342/431127

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