Orla and The Sun (2015/2016)

a musical performance by  Zoë Palmer and Jack Ross

  'So brilliant! Love, love, loved it all… the songs, music and dancing. Our little boy is chronically shy and it was amazing to see him come out of his shell and interact with others '

– mother of participant

“Why are you always following me?” Orla asks the Sun. It’s the beginning of a fantastic musical adventure - a sensory game of hide and seek which transforms the world in front of her eyes. Orla and The Sun mesmerizes its audience from the moment it begins with a warm welcome from the cast who interact during the pre-show using chimes, gongs and singing bowls.  As The Sun dances, Orla sings her journey and together they create a paradise of silken sun-rays, a forest, bees and a silver pond, all designed for babies to interact with and become part of the action. The show is followed by child-led free play with the audience and cast.


Performances so far have been in Hadleigh, Eye, Great Cornard and Stowmarket (organised and supported by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council) the Alternative Aldeburgh Music Festival and in Stoke Newington, London.  Plus more recently performed in Storm of Stories 2016 and at Creative Futures.


Duration: 60 mins Pre-show 10 mins, Show 30 mins, Free play 20 mins

Age: 0 –3 + carers. 25 children maximum plus carers per performance but we can do more than one show in a day.

Cost: £1000 but negotiable depending on how many performances.


Orla: Abimaro Gunnell

The Sun: David Ogle

The World: Jack Ross, Zoë Palmer

Sun Drops: Babies 0-3



Words + Music: Jack Ross, Zoë Palmer

Director: Zoë Palmer

Designer: Sarah Booth

Choreography: David Ogle

Producer: Alys Kihl



Alys Kihl for more details and bookings

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Thanks also to:

The Barbara Whatmore,

The Bernarr Rainbow,

Cochemé and

Scarfe Charitable Trusts.