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(with Curve Leicester May 27-30 2009)


Director: Adel Al–Salloum
Writer: Peter Rumney
Choreographer: Liz Clark
Composer: Craig Vear
Lighting: Ceri James
Projection: Ventmedia
Puppetry: Sean Myatt
Baratanatyam & Konokol Specialist: Shane Shambhu
Scenographer Supervisor: Nettie Scriven
CSM: Jo James
Performers: Dave Stickman Higgins, Jo Ashbridge, Shane Shambhu, Oksana Tyminska, Polly Wiltshire.
Designed, made, built and also performed by:
the Theatre Design Cosmos Ensemble, NTU.

Cosmos image, Lisa Kelly


Cosmos follows a child to her lost Story Star, introducing young children to concepts of the universe through human stories and magical, participatory theatre (ages 3-7).

Written by Peter Rumney and directed by Adel Al–Salloum, Cosmos was commissioned by Curve for The Spark Children's Festival 2009, International Year of Astronomy, and National Science and Engineering Week.

Cosmos was a collaboration between Dragon Breath, Curve, and Nottingham Trent University School of Art & Design. Scientific collaboration by the Centre for Effective Learning in Science (CELS) at NTU.

Cosmos was financially supported by Arts Council England; The Ignition* programme, delivered by Ignite! in collaboration with Creative Partnerships funded by EMDA; Dance 4 National Dance Agency; CELS and NTU Alumni Fund.

Cosmos was shortlisted for the Brian Way Award for Young People's Playwriting 2010, and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Creative Business Awards 2009

Cosmos DVD Promo

Cosmos Immersive Environment 2009-11

Following the production, the Cosmos set was in residency for two years in Nottingham Bluecoat School, where a team of artists (Designer Nettie Scriven, Dancer Oksana Tyminska, Animation Artist Trevor Woolery, Writer Peter Rumney) and emerging artists worked alongside teachers, Teaching Assistants and the students to develop an interactive drama and arts environment for autistic teenagers and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties

Supporting disability awareness in theatre

Dragon Breath also supported the Whose Theatre Is It Anyway? ASSITEJ World Congress 2011 British Installation. To read the recent report on this piece of work published by TYA-UK Centre of ASSITEJ follow this link: Cosmos Cosmos Cosmos

Photo Credits
Cosmos Lucy Hammond, Emma Greaves, Louis Wedgbury, Beth Sparrow with audience, photo Ceri James
Cosmos David Stickman Higgins and Emma Greaves with audience, photo Ceri James
Cosmos Shane Shambhu (Mars) and Polly Wiltshire (Child), photo Debbie Whitmore
Cosmos Sky Monkey (designer Lisa Kelly) with Pasha Hudson, photo Debbie Whitmore

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