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The Arrival is a funny, wildly imaginative and welcoming show, inspired by the award-winning graphic novel by Shaun Tan. 4 STARS - THE SCOTSMAN

A man journeys to start life in a bewildering new city.  It's a land of strange customs, peculiar animals and weird vegetables.  He doesn't speak the language; he can't read the maps or signs.  He is helped along the way by sympathetic strangers, each with their own story of past and present, survival and hope.  Produced by Solar Bear, a pioneering theatre company celebrating the creative possibilities of inclusion, the production has been created to be accessible for both deaf and hearing audiences and those with English as an additional language.  The play embraces visual and physical storytelling, music and puppetry, with some scenes in British Sign Language (BSL) and English.  The story is aimed at both young people (11+) and adults, all we ask you to bring is your imagination! 

Produced by Solar Bear

"At its best, the show achieves a rare balance between live performance, and the beautiful, strange and meditative quality of the finest animated film; and its message of shared humanity, and of the ancient human imperative to offer welcome to strangers, is as clear and urgent as it is richly expressed."
4 STARS - Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman.  
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Howden Park Centre
Howden, Livingston
West Lothian

EH54 6AE


Call us on: 01506 340700