Image courtesy Graeme Braidwood


Saturday 28 September, 11.30 & 14.00 / Sunday 29 September, 15.30 - relaxed performance (duration 55 minutes)


Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park Birmingham, B12 9QH


Tickets £10/ £8. Advance online booking recommended.

Maya LOVES water! Swimming in the sea, splashing in her paddling pool. But one summer’s day, she gets sucked up the bathroom tap – SQUOOSH! – and along the water pipes! WHOOAAHHHH!

Arriving in a strange new land, Maya goes on an exciting journey, plunging into rivers, discovering oceans, battling unexpected villains! And you get to join in, making the show’s soundtrack with live beatboxing and watery sound effects! Watch out for the water pistol fight – don’t get squirted!

Come with Maya as she finds out more about the beauty, fun and challenges of water in an age of plastic and climate change. A story about learning to care about the world and its precious resources.

See MAC website for details of ‘Meet the Water Experts’, a post-show discussion with the creative team and scientific collaborators.

Please note, latecomers will not be permitted entry once the show has started.

Gulp! is directed by Dr Adam J. Ledger, Reader in Theatre and Performance and Co-artistic Director of The Bone Ensemble, with the participation of Prof David Hannah (UNESCO Chair of Water) and Dr Anne van Loon (Senior Lecturer Physical Geography), all University of Birmingham.

Presented by The Bone Ensemble with support from Midlands Arts Centre, Arena Theatre Wolverhampton and artsdepot. Gulp! is funded by Arts Council England, Severn Trent Water, University of Birmingham, Sir Barry Jackson Trust and Feeney Trust.