The Shape of Things

Beautifully tailored, tactile delight of a show. A pleasure to see!

— Edinburgh Guide

The world all around us is made up of wonderful shapes. But sometimes there are so many shapes that some get lost. This is a story of two quirky puppets, Cubert and Triantán, and the adventures they have finding their way back to each other.

Set in a soft and tactile environment Starcatchers and Branar tell this interactive story through puppetry, object theatre, music and sound.

The Shape of Things combines puppetry, object theatre and music, exploring how the world around us is created from different shapes, textures and materials, This beautiful, playful and tactile experience has been designed especially for very young children and their parents to enjoy together.

Designed for children aged 6 months – 3 years and their adults.
Duration: Approx. 45 minutes (including 10 minutes integrated play)

Creative Team
Co-Director and creator
Ailie Cohen
Co-Director and Creator
Marc Mac Lochlainn
Helen Gregg
Saras Feijoo
Performer (2017) and Composer
Miquel Barceló
Chief Executive, Starcatchers
Rhona Matheson
General Manager, Starcatchers
Jo King
Stage manager
Emma Skaer
Tour Manager
Catherine Denning
Set Build
Ciaran Kelly
Set Build
Elaine Mears
Line Producer, Branar
Feilim Ó’hAolain
Administrator, Branar
Aneeseh Duncliffe