Postponed: Backup

Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company

Postponed: Backup

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Recommended for ages 8+

30 minutes

Gulbenkian Theatre

Chaliwaté Company and Focus Company present Postponed: Backup

Due to uncertainty around international travel we have taken the decision to postpone Backup.  We are hoping to confirm dates in the future.  If you have purchased a ticket a member of our team will be in touch shortly.


With tiny trucks, ear muffs and a giant polar bear, creativity and humour collide in Backup, a punchy, powerful and (mostly) wordless tale for a change-making generation.

North Pole, 4am. Under a snowstorm powerful enough to wrestle with a sequoia, a used-up van finds its way across the icecap. Three reporters land on the ice as if stepping on the moon for the first time. A bear stares straight at them. The team gets ready…

Belgian puppeteers Chaliwaté Compagnie and Focus Company, use object and puppet theatre to create a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature. A 30 minute family theatre blast. Recommended for ages 8+.

Accessibility: This is a physical and visual performance, that is practically word-free, delivering narrative through image and physical action.

All shows at bOing! will be performed in line with government guidance on COVID-19. 

Children must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket at all times. Children under/over the recommended age may be admitted but will still require a child’s ticket.  Baby on lap tickets (+£1 with adult booking) are available for 0-18months (Full & Baby).  Age ranges are provided as a guide and we ask you to consider whether a show is suitable for your child. For further information please contact our Ticket & Information Team on 01227 769075 or email boxoffice@kent.ac.uk who will be happy to help.