Stan

10 Feb, 12 Feb
Various times

Age range
7+

Run Time
50 Miniutes

Art with Heart presents  ‘Stan’ 

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. 

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

A powerful and poignant new play by Sarah Emmott, Stancelebrates 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.  

‘Powerful, timely and valuable’- Teacher 

‘Inclusive, important and joyful’ – Audience Member 

“Stan is literally ‘roaring’ with excitement while also asking some of the difficult life questions that people of all ages face”- ‘Ben Faulks AKA Mr. Bloom from CBeebies’  

 

Manchester Museum will be popping up with some fascinating objects from the Museum’s collections. Discover more about extinct creatures such as ammonites and Ichthyosaurs. Prepare to be wowed by the size of a Megalodon tooth, an extinct species that lived approximately 23 – 3.6million years ago, and have the opportunity to get close to various fossils of plant life, seas creatures, and shells some of which were around during the time of the Dinosaurs.

 

Creative Creadits 

Sam: Ross Thompson 

Alex: Alexandra James 

Mum: Gemma Green 

Written by Sarah Emmott 

Directed by Jon McGrath 

Lighting and Sound Design by Alex Willy 

Animation by Triple Dot Makers 

Set and costume design by Irene Jade 

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.

M15 resident or a Z-arts Bright Sparks member? You may be eligible for discounted tickets. Chat to our Box Office team for more details, or log into your account to receive an automatic discount at the checkout! 

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Thu 10 Feb 6.30pm Book now
Sat 12 Feb 2.00pm BSL Integrated Book now

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Getting there

Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road
Hulme
Manchester
M15 5ZA
Greater Manchester

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