A Dance City commissioned work, How Long Is a Piece of String?, is being performed at the Royal Opera House as part of Dots Day on May 7th.

How Long Is a Piece of String? is a performance from Fully Booked Theatre who are a children’s dance theatre company specialising in outdoor and indoor performances and workshops for children and families with a focus on child-like imagination, with strong female-lead characters and physical comedy.

Children are given the opportunity to think about friendship through this interactive and creative show.With sensory play opportunities and interactive sound technology, it engages imaginations and inspires curiosity and learning. In wonderful, technologically advanced ways, the show gives children and their families the opportunity to use their fingertips to make music. It even records the children’s voices as they enter the theatre to incorporate it into the show’s soundtrack.

Jennifer Essex, the Co-Artistic Director of Fully Booked Theatre said:, “How Long is A Piece Of String? is a  fun-filled, uplifting and interactive dance theatre piece for families. We’re inviting children to accompany two gorgeously surreal and beautiful characters, String and Strong, as they learn how to play, how to dance, and perhaps, with their help, learn how to hug.”

The Royal Opera House’s learning and participation department organises Family Sundays. Their goal is to inspire creativity in the whole family and introduce them to opera, ballet, and the Royal Opera House. Dots Day is a special Family Sunday for the early years held once a year. Suitable for children ages 0-5, this event features a range of activities, performances, and workshops.

In 2017 Jennifer Essex formed Fully Booked Theatre with Harry Mann, a children’s dance theatre company. Since then, they have been performing for thousands of families in theatres, libraries, parks, community centres, town centres and festivals throughout the UK, entertaining children through the art of dance, movement and sound.

The show will also be performed in Hexham on the 14th April at Queens Hall and is for children aged 3+ and their families.

For more information on Fully Booked Theatre and to browse the rest of their performances, shows and tour date, click here.

To find out more about The Royal Opera Houses Family Sundays, click here.