jerwood dancehouse

Varmints tells the poignant tale of one small creature’s struggle to preserve a world in danger of being lost forever. Every day the city grows larger and the noise grows louder, until there is so much noise that no-one can hear themselves think.

Following a successful 2013 tour, Varmints returns with a specially added interactive post-show discussion in which the audience can meet the cast and discover more about the show.

This exhilarating dance-theatre show is choreographed by B-boy and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Wilkie Branson and directed by children’s theatre specialist Sally Cookson.

Based on the award-winning book by Helen Ward with beautiful illustrations by Marc Craste, Varmints is a rich visual piece of original dance theatre for young people and their families.


“Better than ice-cream!”
Young audience member Bristol 2013
“The cast are genuinely engaging and perform with real verve”
The Guardian
“The piece works brilliantly as a metaphor for teaching ecology and the value of nature in one forward roll after another”

Co-produced and commissioned by East London Dance, Sadler’s Wells and Stratford Circus Varmints is based on the book by Helen Ward and Marc Craste, with kind permission from Templar Publishing

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School bookings must be booked by telephone or in person.


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