Play-Along Plink and Boo is a circus theatre performance made specifically for camera by Can't Sit Still Theatre for Freedom Festival 2020. Before watching the performance, audience members were invited to find or make some simple props from around their house which were then used during the show to interact with the performance.
The topsy turvy world of Plink and Boo uses acrobatics, music and mountains of toys, to create interactive filmed circus theatre adventure, exploring what happens when people don’t fit into boxes.
Some might be Plink and others are Boo
Why does it matter, what’s the to-do?
Jumbled up people and boxes too small
Come play in our den and discover it all...
Commissioned by Freedom Festival Arts Trust, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival and Pound Arts.
Play-Along Plink and Boo uses minimal text. The performers use Sign Supported English (SSE) to accompany the few words that are used. The animation in the film helps to illustrate the sounds and music used, as well as creatively captioning the text.
Can't Sit Still want their shows to be accessible to as many people as possible. If you are unsure about what to expect from this experience, they have made some videos to introduce you to the three performers here.