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The Midnight Mission

by Brave Bold Drama CIC

theatre, children-and-family

A slightly spooky playable mystery theatre show inspired by the literary history of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'.

about the production

Full of mystery, faux horror, nods to film noir and a broad streak of comedy, 'The Munch Mission' follows quirky, affable agents Kahlo & Dali of the Company of International Artitsts as they attempt to get to the bottom of some unexplained paranormal activity. The audience are in-role as newly recruited agents of the CIA to help Kahlo & Dali chase leads, decipher clues and interview suspects. To bolster this role, new recruits are issued an agent kit on arrival to utilise during the show to help them solve the mystery of Villa Diodati. This is a playable theatre show.

about the artist

Brave Bold Drama was established in 2013. We create award-winning devised theatre for family audiences, write original music, design and deliver small and medium scale participatory community arts events & projects and facilitate creative workshops for children’s centres, schools & care-homes. The company works to dismantle the financial and cultural barriers that prevent some members of our local working class community from accessing cultural and artistic events and from exploring their own creativity. We have made eight family shows, one for adults living with dementia and two theatre installations commissioned by Royal Society of Chemistry.

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stage dimensions

width: 5 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 4 metres

We can present this work without lighting in venues with limited technical capacity, however we do prefer to present this work under lighting if this can be sourced. We can also bring our own P.A system but would require a plug socket for the speaker and laptop, from which we operate the sound cues. For conventional theatre spaces a full tech rider will be presented in advance of the tour date.

- Families with children aged 6+
- Teachers with an interest in child development
- Fans of the spoken word, devised theatre, live music & improv
- Fans of detective fiction, art & horror genre
- Fans of interactive theatre

"This clever, multi-layered children’s show entertained an enthusiastic family interactive piece of theatre, bringing audiences into the heart of the action...created and staged by Brave Bold Drama, a company who knows exactly how to write shows for children... bright and fun theatre for families. It entertains, informs, allows youngsters to make decisions and brings quality and innovative storytelling to the stage."

Jen Smith, Backstage Bristol

"Fun, inclusive and interactive in a way that the youngest audience members are engaged with from the off, and carried along in a way that never patronises...The gleefully ridiculous Simmons and Lawless are a hoot to watch...They’re clearly having fun on stage, and it’s irresistible...My six year old laughed at the jokes, whooped at the slapstick, jumped at the spooky bits, and talked about it all the way home."

Sarski Anderson, Bristol 24/7

"...massively impactful and majorly memorable entertainment...The on-stage chemistry between Lawless and Simmons crackles with artistic energy...for the audience at which this show is aimed, the pitch is damn near perfect."

Dan Lentell, Get Your Coats On

Our experience making family work means we know this show is suitably pitched. The show has bold visual, and aural elements and bold movement sequences to create an immersive, enriching and stimulating experience. Participatory moments within the show are not be restricted to able-bodied audience members only.

We can facilitate a one-hour post-show workshop. This workshop is directly inspired by the artwork featured in the show and is a blend of songwriting, art-history and craft.

£650 for a one-show day, £850 for two-show day.

A comprehensive risk assessment incorporating Covid-safe procedures will be provided by the company.