Boing! (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
About the show
Our 38th original production was a co-production with Bristol Old Vic in association with Champloo Dance Company, made especially for Christmas.
There are beds to be jumped on, pillows to be fought with, seas to be sailed... Who can sleep on Christmas Eve? This piece of dance-theatre captures the delirious excitement of two boys waiting for Santa to arrive on the most magical night of the year.
Over Christmas 2010 Boing! performed at Bristol Old Vic; for Christmas 2011, 2012 and 2013 Boing! was resident at Sadler’s Wells; and in autumn 2013 it toured to venues across the UK. Boing! bounced back in 2016, first appearing at the prestigious On The Edge international festival in Birmingham in July, then at Christmas it was at the Unicorn Theatre in London for 5 fantastic weeks, and was won the Offie (Off West End) Award for Best Production for Young People 0-7. We returned to the Unicorn Theatre in Christmas 2017 with sold out houses throughout the run, before jetting off to A.S.K in Shanghai for a 3 week run. The show delighted our youngest international audiences again in 2018 with a tour to New York's New Victory Theatre, followed by a two week run at Art Space for Kids in Beijing, China in January 2019.
Now nearly 10 years on from it's first ever performance, we will be announcing a very special venue for Christmas 2019. Stay tuned for the further adventures of Boing!
Utterly dazzling. Rumbustious, exhilarating dance theatre The Guardian ****
An introduction to the bouncy world of Boing!
Meet the cast
Understudy Wilkie (2013)
Understudy Joêl (2013/2016)
Joêl (July 2016)
The creative team
Rehearsal Director (from 2011)