Fred was very impressed with Archaeology @polkatheatre yesterday, his first ever play! Lots of digging and fun.

Audience member

Once on the surface
Magical and mischievous
The treasure captivates
and teases us
Dancing and disappearing
Hiding and reappearing
While the wriggly worm watches
And might
lead us to torches

Archaeology was developed from a series of workshops run by Andy Manley and Rosie Gibson at North Edinburgh Arts Centre in June 2007 which explored the relationship between theatre and visual art. Archaeology was created with support from the Small Size, the European Network for the diffusion of performing arts for early years and Scottish Arts Council New Work Development Fund.

Archaeology was first performed at NEAC in February 2009 with further performances at The Byre
Theatre and Polka Theatre, Wimbledon. The original Starcatchers pilot project was based at North Edinburgh Arts Centre from 2006 – 2008. Starcatchers was then based at Imaginate and together they went on to develop a new project funded by the Scottish Arts Council Inspire Fund. This project began in April 2009 with work for very young children taking place in different parts of Scotland.

Additional Information:

Creative Team

Performers: Andy Manley & Rosie Gibson
Lighting Design: Dave Shea
Composer: Peter Vilk
Animation: Sacha Kahir
Production Manager: Gary Morgan
Producer: Rhona Matheson

Supported by Polka Theatre and Arts Council England.