From Travelling Light Theatre Company
Bristol, England

"If you want Santa to come, you have to go to sleep..." But Joêl and Wilkie are way too excited for snoozing! Rambunctious pillow fights, robot dance battles and silly sibling shenanigans do nothing to tucker out the two bouncy brothers in this playfully imaginative, award-winning, dance theater production. So brush your teeth, grab your teddy bear and join in the giddy bedtime fun!

"Utterly dazzling… rumbustious, exhilarating dance theatre"The Guardian



Performance Facts

Performance Facts

50 minutes with no intermission and no Talk-Back

Capacity: 96
The performance on 12/19 will be sign-interpreted.
Grade Recommendations

Grade Recommendation:

Grades Pre-K – 1


What Kind of Show?
Dance Theater

Energetic with Christmas holiday theme; seating is on benches and floor cushions

Ticket Info

Ticket Information

Students: $2
Chaperones: $5

Tickets to school performances are available exclusively to New Victory Education: School and After-School Partners. Learn more about this program.

Getting to Know Travelling Light Theatre Company

Travelling Light Theatre Company was started in 1984 by two school teachers taking shows to schools with a set atop their car. Thirty-four years, thirty-seven shows (including Tir Na n'Og, New Vic 2000) and several cars later, the company remains committed to creating new and exciting theater for and with young people—though they now sometimes have to ship their sets. Internationally regarded for their high-quality work, Travelling Light devotes an extended period of research and development to each production allowing for experimentation with ideas, art forms and inspirations. Be it dance, puppetry or mime, the result of this process is a unique, highly physical and inventive production.

Did You Know?

  • BOING! received an Off West End Theatre Award in 2016 for being the "Best Production For Young People." The Offie Awards recognize excellence, innovation and ingenuity of independent theaters across London.
  • Well-known on the West End, Olivier Award-nominated director Sally Cookson specializes in devised plays and worked with B-boys Joêl Daniel and Wilkie Branson to develop this fusion of dance-theater.
  • Education has always been a big part of Travelling Light Theatre Company's work. Aside from touring to schools, they run five youth theater groups and help young artists develop their skills through mentoring and work placements.


All The Way From...

Bristol, England
...Bristol, England


Founded in 1947, the University of Bristol's Department of Theatre was the first university department in the UK to offer a degree in Theatre Studies.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.


The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

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Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.



All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.

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Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


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School Liaisons and Contact Teachers at approved Partner Schools may use the links below to order tickets for the 2018-19 season. To compare performance dates to the DOE School Year Calendar, use this link to load it in a new window. The DOE's Field Trip page is here.

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