A cosmic adventure to outer space!

Kitchen Zoo

A co-commission by ARC, Queens Hall Hexham and Arts Centre Washington.

Written and devised by Kitchen Zoo with Director Ruth Mary Johnson and Musician Jeremy Bradfield.

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On your marks....get set...BLAST OFF!

Today is the day of the space race! A race to put the first human on the Moon! But our astronaut isn't quite like others, she's... different.

Alba has been in training and she has even made her own rocket! But can she really power a rocket with crisps? What is past Pluto? Are there robots in Space? And will anyone ever listen to the smallest of space explorers? It's one small step for most astronauts, but one giant leap for little Alba!

A story of discovery, individuality and a celebration of differences for 3-7 year-olds and their families, with original live music and puppets.

From the makers of The Owl and the Pussycat and The Three Bears at Christmas.

All performances are relaxed.

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About Kitchen Zoo

Kitchen Zoo create work with and for young audiences that is playful and vibrant using physical performance, puppetry and live music. They bring sounds, rhythms and language to life through energetic, joyful theatre.

Kitchen Zoo is made up of Hannah Goudie-Hunter and Bob Nicholson.

The Tin Foil Astronaut was written and devised by Kitchen Zoo with Jeremy Bradfield and Ruth Mary Johnson. The creative team also includes Laura Lindow, Ailsa Dalling, Alison Ashton and Aimee Liversidge.


All performances are relaxed.

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.