Crabby: A Snappy Little Tale...


  • Rose Studio
  • Fri 13 Jul - Sun 15 Jul
  • Presented by Collar and Cuffs Co

Following their success at IYAF 2017 with Little Meerkat’s Big Panic, Collar and Cuffs Co return with their new musical, multi-sensory, interactive show full of the sights, sounds, smells and characters of the Edwardian seaside.

When Crabby, a little hermit crab, emerges after a mighty storm she finds her beloved shell home is broken. Setting off along the shore to find a new one, she soon discovers it's not easy getting what you want if you're... well, a bit crabby. This production helps children and their grown-ups explore tantrums, quarrels and frustration using vestibular and water play.

Award-winning multi-sensory musical theatre company Collar and Cuffs Co are sisters Julia, a therapeutic performing arts specialist, and Ellie, an early years and SEND consultant. Their work supports children and their growns-ups in exploring big feelings, brain and body development, and well-being. They design productions to be fully inclusive for babies and toddlers, and accessible to all children or young people with complex needs. The company tours throughout the UK, and is based in Bedfordshire.

Multi-sensory, Makaton-signed and suitable for anyone with high anxiety or any form of SEND. Water play activities will be available so a change of clothes and/or a towel may be useful.

Event details

Suitable for all ages. Duration 50 minutes (20 mins of performance and 30 mins of sensory play). Click here to view our Visual Story.