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A Water Journey

Visiting Company: A String Theatre production

For everyone over 5

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Saturday 4th February 3:00 pm: This will be an audio-described performance with a Q&A after the show.

Running Time:  approx 40 minutes

If you cannot find an available performance to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out performances here.

In a remote and tranquil land, an unusual community of adventurous animals and one wise old man live in harmony with nature. But suddenly one day, a flood overwhelms them.

In this crisis caused by climate change, the group undertakes a dangerous journey in a desperate quest for refuge and survival.

Performed with newly-created, long-string wood-carved marionettes and silhouette animation, this wordless play explores themes of displacement, exile, and the importance of solidarity and friendship in caring for our Earth and her living creatures.

Its atmospheric, original soundscore features exotic sound effects and rare percussive instruments.

Age guidance

A Water Journey is for everyone over 5. With a message about friendship and hope, the story deals with characters facing dangers and leaving their home. The show is wordless and the story is told through mime and movement. Younger children may not follow what is happening.

About the company

Based in London, String Theatre was founded in 2011 by puppeteers Stan Middleton and Soledad Zárate. It presents live performances using long-string wood-carved marionettes on a custom-built touring stage. The company tours its productions in festivals and theatres around the world (Argentina, Bosnia, Chile, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, Uruguay).

School Bookings

For KS1 & KS2 / For everyone over 5 – see above for notes on age guidance

Tickets for school groups are £6.50 for each adult and each child (weekdays before 3pm, during Islington term time only). Free adult tickets are available for children who need 1:1 support.

Before requesting a booking, please check dates, times and availability here. Maximum school capacity for this show is 115 people per performance.
Please fill in our school booking enquiry form here.

Download our information for undertaking a risk assessment for school visits here.

Accessible Performances

Audio Described Performance: Saturday 4th February 3:00 pm
This performance will be audio described live for blind and partially sighted people and complemented by a visualisation of the soundscape (for d/Deaf and hard of hearing people).

If you require audio description please contact box office on or 02072261787 after you have booked your tickets.

We can also offer a touch tour for blind and partially sighted people at 2 pm on Saturday 4th February.


Director: Stan Middleton
Outside eye: Sue Dacre, Amy Rowe
Performance: Borbála Mező, Soledad Zárate
Animation: Gary Cherrington
Light design: Marcin Miloszewski
Sound score: Jimmy Sheals
Scenography: Stan Middleton
Props: Sue Dacre, Amy Rowe, Jess Shead

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If you cannot find an available performance to suit you, you can join our waiting list for sold out performances here.