The Marlowe
The Bone Ensemble present


A watery adventure!

Maya loves water! Swimming in the sea, splashing in her paddling pool. But one summer’s day, she gets sucked up the bathroom tap – SQUOOSH! – and along the water pipes! WHOOAAHHHH!

Arriving in a strange new land, Maya goes on an exciting journey, plunging into rivers, discovering oceans and battling unexpected villains! Maya begins to think again about water. How there can be too much, too little, or when it’s too dirty. And maybe, just maybe, she can do something to help. And that maybe we can help, too..?

Onstage, there’s a paddling pool full of water and you get the chance to make the show’s soundtrack with live beatboxing and watery sound effects! Oh and watch out for the water pistol fight – don’t get squirted!

Gulp! is a moving, magical story and interactive story dripping with fun, unexpected twists and turns, and watery surprises. Following a child’s natural curiosity to find out and understand more about the world beyond their own life experience, it’s also a story about the beauty and challenges of water in an age of oil, plastic and climate change. A story about learning to care about the world, its people and its natural resources.

Suitable for all families and children age 7+
Accessible to d/Deaf, hearing and non-English speaking audiences