By Esther McAuley
Presented by Mac’s Arcadian & Lighthouse Poole

Saturday 11 November – Sunday 12 November 
Location: Studios

Performance times vary – see Diary

‘…a lovely little play about friendship and following your dreams… an inspiring morning for primary school aged children’ – Salisbury Journal

I am a final year Drama and Literature student at the University of Essex. I saw a performance of Great Odds today at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, and I was completely in awe. I have so many questions! Lucy, Essex

​​Amazingly well done, accessible for any audience. Music and visuals were so original Audience member

What does it mean to follow a dream
When you don’t fit in
And the odds are stacked against you?

Exploring ambition, communication and friendship, the story follows the Great Odds; Marco, Grouch and Jewels, on an exciting and sometimes wobbly journey… Dreams change shape, unexpected things are uncovered and success comes through surprising discoveries.

Integrating visual storytelling, British Sign Language, live music, sound and puppetry, Mac’s Arcadian presents Great Odds, its first play, in co- production with Lighthouse Poole, supported by Improbable.

“As soon as I heard about this project it sounded so fresh and exciting. Having seen it grow and develop I think it is going to be a surprising, joyous and distinctive piece of theatre.”Lee Simpson (Improbable)

“Mac’s Arcadian are an inspiration, not just in their intent but in their thoughtful and inclusive attitude to everything they do. Their work reaches towards children as an invitation and touches adults with its consideration and imagination which rekindles their youth. It is joyful work and an honour to be a part of their journey.”Stephen Wrentmore (Lighthouse, Poole)

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Age Guidance

Great Odds is aimed at ages 6 to 11. The story, themes and concepts may be less suitable for younger children. Rather than simply performing a story, our cast create a show with the audience about a small person on a mission to follow a dream through a dark and sometimes dangerous landscape.

View diary & book tickets

£12 Full-price Adults
£10 Children (age 1 – 15) and Concessions

£1.80 booking fee applies to all card transactions (no fee for members – click here for details)

Running Time: approx 1 hour

Great Odds – Full Trailer from EstherMcAuley on Vimeo.

Great Odds Trailer from EstherMcAuley on Vimeo.