Boing into Christmas! A magical dance theatre show for families at Déda

boing.jpgOn Sunday 13 October, join two boys in the Déda Theatre who just can’t wait for Christmas morning.

Presented by Travelling Light Theatre Company and Bristol Old Vic, Boing! is an energetic piece of children’s dance theatre which captures the delirious excitement of waiting for Father Christmas to arrive.

Combining comedy, acrobatics and Breakdance, two boys who are far too excited to sleep are drawn into wilder and wilder games that transform their bed into a giant trampoline. The ensuing chaos is guaranteed to leave children bursting with Christmas spirit.

Boing! has been created by Travelling Light Theatre Company in collaboration with Brisol Old Vic and Champloo Dance company. The show has been directed by children’s theatre specialist Sally Cookson, and choreographed by Wilkie Branson and Joel Daniel – two leading B-Boys and co-founders of Champloo Dance Company.

Following a tour in 2010, Boing! attracted rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.

Boing! is perfect for children aged 3+ and their families. The show will be performed on Sunday 13 October at 11am and 3pm.

Tickets are £7 and are available from the Déda Box Office on 01332 370911 or online at

Notes to Editors:

For images, interview requests, press tickets and press enquiries, please contact:

Helen Dawson, Programming and Marketing Officer

T: 01332 370911


Listings Information

Sunday 13 October 11.30am and 3pm


Presented by Travelling Light Theatre Company and Bristol Old Vic


Déda, Chapel Street, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3GU

Box Office:    01332 370911




Déda (formerly known as Derby Dance) is a unique venue located in Derby city centre offering a dance-focussed arts programme. The building houses two performance spaces, two professionally equipped dance studios, conferencing facilities and the CUBE café|bar.

With a class curriculum of almost 50 classes a week and an extensive community development programme Déda is one of the key cultural organisations in the city.

Déda receives funding from Arts Council England and Derby City Council.


About Arts Council England

The Arts Council champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.