Dates & Times

Sat 12 Mar 2022
Sat 12 Mar 2022

Age: 7-11+

Sam is a happy, dinosaur loving 8-year-old whose world turns upside down after his parents separate. As he takes himself off to the far end of the school field he meets Alex, a deaf girl with a vivid imagination – and an impressive collection of dinosaurs.

Bonding over boring packed lunches and their favourite fierce T-Rex, the pair form an unlikely friendship. When things at home become too difficult for Sam, Alex whisks him away on an astonishing adventure to meet the almighty Stan, the gigantic T-Rex at Manchester Museum.

A powerful and poignant new play by Sarah Emmott, Stan celebrates the power of play, the joy of communication and the positive force of friendship. Featuring awesome animated dinosaurs, Stan is written and performed in English and British Sign Language and embeds creative captions within the set.

Think Pixar’s Inside Out meets Night at the Museum, Stan is well worth a visit!

‘A lovely, warm-hearted bear hug of a show’ – British Theatre Guide on Declaration

‘Powerful, timely and valuable’ – Teacher

‘Exceptional, inclusive, important and joyful’ – Audience Member

Commissioned by Z arts. Funded by Arts Council England. With support from Greater Manchester Combined Authority, The Lady Neville Charity, The Granada Foundation, Touchstones and the Backstage Trust. This project has been made possible by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

All shows are relaxed performances. You can find out more about relaxed performances here.


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