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A very first opera for 0-2 year olds at London’s Southbank Centre

The Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southbank centre welcomes HurlyBurly Theatre’s You are the Sun, a folk inspired opera for babies and grownups that explores the magic of nature from 29th May - 2nd June 2024. 

HurlyBurly Theatre make playful theatrical experiences for babies and adults with classical singing at their heart where babies are free to be themselves and grown-ups have a chance to relax, bond and play. You are the Sun combines the joy of gentle classical singing and sensory play and is an invitation to see beauty in the smallest things and to let plants be your guide. The interactive and playful set casts a magical spell with locally foraged plants, water, light and soil. parents are led by their babies to reconnect with the natural world.

You Are The Sun by HurlyBurly is a masterclass in how early years theatre should be created." Zoe Pickering, Z-Arts Head of Programming

Artistic Directors Sarah Forbes and Catherine Carter founded HurlyBurly in 2016 having become new parents themselves. The duo who originally trained as classical singers began to work together to create shows they wanted to experience at that time which are as much for new parents as they are for babies. Everyone is free to move around and interact with the performers and space in whatever way they choose. Parents are given a rare opportunity to sit back and relax enveloped in beautiful, soothing and mesmeric music.

So celebrate the gift of nature in this relaxed and playful opera for babies and grown-ups. Help to conjure a world out of breath, water, sunlight and soil in a magical musical adventure for 0 – 2-year-olds. 

YOU ARE THE SUN:  29 May – 02 Jun

Venue: Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre – London


Find out more about HurlyBurly and the tour of You are the Sun HERE