“The most amazing visitors at this year’s Festival.”
– EL DIARIO
“The center of Santander has been invaded on Saturday by mutant bugs who amused and frightened citizens who, despite the size of the creatures, have not hesitated to take thousands of pictures with them.”
– EL DIARIO MONTAÑÉS
“Big Bugs were the most popular at this year’s Festival."
– SPRAOI FESTIVAL – Twitter
“Three insects in thousand-fold size occupied the city - to the delight and horror of hundreds of kids who - together with their parents raced to discover the creatures."
– STIFTEN DENMARK
“My favorite part was performance of the theater group Mr. Image with their Big Bugs. The enormous glimmering insects seemed to have come straight from a nightmare of Kafka, and apparently made such an impression on me that I later indeed dreamed of them.”
– Guinnessbooksandrecords.blogspot – Nederland Reads
At festivals we usually play 2 shows of 40 minutes a day or 3 shows of ca 30 minutes a day. Anyhow, the number of shows is readily adaptable to the concept and program of the festival and can be negotiated.
How big is the cast?
The show is performed by a group of 5 performers (4 Bugs + The Forester). However, in some cases we can also perform a smaller version of the show with 3 Bugs + The Forester (4 performers in total).
What languages do you use in the performance?
The show is primarily visual, however, The Forester is a speaking character. The show can be performed in:
Dutch | English | German | French | Spanish
Can you describe Big Bugs performance? What is happening?
BIG BUGS performance consists of 2 parts.
PART 1 – INTERACTION (15 – 20 minutes) Big Bugs appear from the Backstage at Starting point and crawl through the crowd for approx. 50 – 100 meters towards the Show area. The astonished crowd interact, pet, or shrink back screaming.
PART 2 – THE SHOW (15 – 20 minutes) The act culminates in a short performance at the Show area (a space of ca 10 x 10 m with Big Bugs décor as a backdrop). The Forester introduces Big Bugs one by one with many comical situations as a result. The show ends with Big Bugs performing a final ‘tableau’. During the show the audience is standing typically in a large 3/4 circle around the Show area.
Where to plan BigBugs performance?
BIG BUGS performance should be planned at the spot where the most audience is expected (for example, at the main city square). The show can also be planned at different locations during 1 day but there has to be enough time between the shows for build-up, break-down and transfer.
Regarding terrain: thanks to our ‘all-terrain’ wheels, we can move on (almost) any terrain, inclusive grass.
For which occasions is the show suitable?
Big Bugs are very much at home at street theatre festivals; City Festivals; Puppet festivals; Music/dance festivals; Park Festivals; Environmental events. You will spot them in the middle of a city square; around a castle; in a busy shopping mall, at the zoo…
Is there a limitation to the size of the audience?
The show works great both at small and large-scale festivals & events. The show is suitable for a large audience. It can be watched by up to 1000+ spectators.
What is the audience profile / age group?
The show is suitable for the whole family; children of all ages are welcome. The show is suitable for a broad audience, young and old, regardless of age, gender and cultural background.