Illuminate Festival Will Light Up Wimbledon

Up and coming artists get the chance to shine

Illuminate Festival, a platform showcasing work from the finest up and coming artists, everything from puppetry to folk music, comedy to spoken word and beyond returns to New Wimbledon Theatre from May 2-28.

Created by Co-Artistic Directors Alice Sillett and Sarah Dullaghan, Illuminate invites emerging artists and established companies to transform the space and experiment with new material; developing their work in an encouraging environment.

Illuminate aims to raise the profile of both its emerging talent and versatile studio space by supporting affordability and accessibility for everyone.

New for 2016 is its Baby Bulbs strand - Illuminate for children! With two children's shows taking place on Saturday mornings throughout the festival Baby Bulbs is an opportunity for little ones to experience theatre for the first time.

Bobbin is a wordless puppetry show based on ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’. During the interactive 40-minute show at 11.30am on May 14 and 21, Bobbin – though small in stature – will invite you into his world and take you on a journey of epic proportion.

The combination of music, magic and puppetry, brought to you by Tea Break Theatre, is accessible to children of all abilities.

May 9, 2016