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Be Not Afeard – Collar and Cuffs Sensory Theatre

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Sensory inclusive theatre company Collar & Cuffs Co return to Delapre Abbey following sold out weekends of’Crabby’, ‘The Christmas Clock’ and ‘Little Meerkat’s Big Panic’.

“Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises, sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.”

How do we help our children grow the skills to be confidently curious about their world at a time when anxiety and overwhelm affect so many? We explore this challenge with a sensory musical version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest suitable for 0-7s and fully inclusive for those with special and/or complex needs.

Expect a twangling, painty, touchy, feely, smelly, and magical adventure delivered with our signature warmth. Signed and Relaxed.

The production will be immersive and provide a range of sensory experiences that children and their grown-ups can interact with to help co-create the story. Each experience will offer a safe and supported challenge to gently encourage children to explore unfamiliar and unexpected textures, smells, tastes, sounds and movements, and to feel less Afeard as they do so; parents/carers will be supported in offering co-regulation to help children move between states of feeling safe and attached into uncertainty and anxiety, and to be soothed towards growing confident curiosity.

Age guidance: 0-7 years old

Please note: Shows are fully accessible for children aged 0-7, and are only ever performed in a relaxed style to accommodate a wide range of needs; content may also be suitable for young people


01604 866712


Delapre Abbey
London Road
Northampton, Northants NN4 8AW United Kingdom
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01604 866712