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  1. Playful Tiger Review: Coery Nicholson

    Playful Tiger Review by Coery Nicholson ‘Interactive and satisfying’ I think it was enjoyable and acceptable, the story of the family was interesting. I know things wouldn’t be perfect but only one person didn’t enjoy it. I am pretty sure the kids had a great time as much as I know. They were the target […]

  2. Playful Tiger Blog: Jade Adamson

    Last weekend saw the three tigers tour pounce into action, with the brand new Playful Tiger making it’s first appearances at Platform (Glasgow), Eden Court (Inverness) and this morning at The Byre Theatre (St Andrews). I’m currently sprawled out on a nice leather sofa in the green room of the Byre, having some horizontal time […]

  3. Playful Tiger Blog: Vince Virr

    So here we are at Platform in Easterhouse for the production week of the three Tiger Tour! Last time we performed Tiger and Tiger Tale here was back in 2014 when it first premiered. It’s amazing to think that both shows have been touring across the world since then and brilliant to bring it back […]

  4. Playful Tiger Blog: Kai-Wen Chuang

                  After the successful tour of Whiteout in Japan this summer, it has been great to be back working on Playful Tiger, Barrowland Ballet’s new production inspired by our productions Tiger Tale (7+) and Tiger (Adult and young people 14+). Playful Tiger is a version of the show being […]

  5. Playful Tiger Blog: Ellie Griffiths

    I’ve been collaborating with Barrowland Ballet to adapt their brilliant performance Tiger Tale for young audiences with profound autism. This has been a full creative process involving research and development, a school residency, venue/artist training, and rehearsals. This new version, Playful Tiger, stands up as a piece of work in its own right. It’s something I […]

  6. Playful Tiger Venue Training and Sensory Audits- Blog by Coery Nicholson

    Hello, my name’s Coery and I’m a performer. Some of you might have seen me as the Guardian of the Labyrinth recently in ‘The Reason I Jump’ which was a show by the National Theatre of Scotland. This show was based on a book by a Japanese author Naoki Higashida, who is non-verbal and on […]

  7. Barrowland Ballet tour 3 tigers…

    We’re pleased to announce the forthcoming tour of Tiger, Tiger Tale and Playful Tiger in September and October this year. Thrilling and dynamic dance, music and theatre combine to create a moving, intimate performance of a dysfunctional family whose worlds are turned upside down when a tiger invades. A family suffocated by the relentlessness of […]

  8. We’re please to announce the arrival of a new tiger…

    Barrowland Ballet is pleased to announce the arrival of a new tiger into the fold… Playful Tiger will be joining Tiger and Tiger Tale on tour in September – October this year. In collaboration with Ellie Griffiths, Playful Tiger has been made specifically for children and young people who are profoundly autistic, mainly non-verbal although they may use language in […]

  9. Playful Tiger: Research Week 2

    Dance Artist, Jade Adamson, gives insight into the last week of Playful Tiger research and development. For the last part of our research and development for Playful Tiger, we focused on exploring ways of interaction through physical contact and vocalisation as well as trying out more of the performative sections of the show. Through working […]

  10. Dance Artist Vince Virr reflects back on Playful Tiger R&D

    With two weeks of research and development for new production Playful Tiger now complete, Dance Artist Vince Virr reflects back on his time at Isobel Mair School.  So far, on this huge learning curve, Ellie Griffith has shared with us her experience and knowledge of working with young people with profound autism over the course of two […]