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Out of the Deep Blue

Theatre in the Park

Sat 12 Aug 2023


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Northernhay Gardens | 85 mins incl. interval | All Ages


£10* (£8*) £5* students/under 25s


11.30am | 2.30pm

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Out of the Deep Blue

Autin Dance Theatre

The whirr of the wind cutting across a rocky beach, the whoosh of the waves lapping the shore… The illusion of calm is broken when Eko, a sentient Sea Giant, pads onto dry land. There he encounters a young girl called Violet. And that’s where the story begins.

Autin Dance Theatre’s sensational outdoor show Out of the Deep Blue is a tale told in two parts – an interactive promenade and a physical theatre duet – transports its audiences into another world, to tell a story about our own.

Through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering, Out of the Deep Blue dives into the themes of the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis in an outdoor spectacle featuring a 13-foot-tall Puppet operated by 5 world-class puppeteers and contemporary dancers.

The show has been designed with children and family audiences in mind, and this magical story about the power of empathy and collaboration between these two beings – an ancient creature, a dispirited teen – speaks to the world at large. 

“A combination of dance and puppetry on a level worthy of comparison to Handspring’s War Horse at the National Theatre…. the charming, wordless storytelling managed to convey excitement, enthusiasm and emotion”



“Out of the Deep Blue brought a giant-sized touch of magic to Weston’s streets. EKO is a wonderfully dynamic puppet whose stature causes jaws to drop and eyes to roll skywards, only to be found a breath later at ground level patting a dog.A puppet full of vitality, humour, and wonder with an important message to share.The dance duet captivated large audience of all ages and will I’m sure linger long in Weston’s collective memory.The company too were great to work with and interacted with the audience with a genuine warmth and playfulness”



“This piece draws audiences together and offers them a deeply moving experience”



11.30am | 2.30pm

85 mins including interval

Out of the Deep Blue Touch Tour 

Pre-show touch tours will be available 30 minutes before the 11.30am and 2.30pm shows begin in Northernhay Gardens.

If you would like to book a touch tour please email with ‘Out of the Deep Blue Touch Tour’ as the subject line. Please specify whether you would like to book for 11am or 2pm.


Audio Description:

Pre-recorded Audio Description including audio notes prior to the event and synchronised full AD for the static shows by Bruce Tetlow are available for streaming and download (on SoundCloud) before the event and to listen to during the live shows.

Audio notes:

Full AD:

Easy Read Programme:

To help with understanding what to expect from the performance of Out of the Deep Blue, an Easy Read programme is available. Follow the link above to find our Easy Read Programme PDF.


Theatre in the Park is back for summer 2023 – join us in Rougemont and Northernhay Gardens this Summer for some theatre out in the open!

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The site will have fully accessible facilities and there will be stewards on hand throughout the event to help you enjoy the day. The park has ramped access from the main Queen St entrance.

There will be no food or drinks available on site for this event – please bring your own refreshments.


£10* Full price

£8* Concession

£5* Students / Under 25s



*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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