Signs of Spring

Although the doors of The Hullabaloo remain closed, we’ve created a beautiful new installation for you to visit and interact with in our windows from 29 March.

Signs of Spring by Theatre Hullabaloo & Green Croft Arts

Spring has sprung at The Hullabaloo! Although we remain temporarily closed, we invite you to enjoy the loveliness of spring from behind the glass.

Inspired by children’s responses to lockdown and the number of families who told us they could hear the birds singing in the parks and in their gardens, we have transformed the windows of The Hullabaloo in Darlington into a beautiful, colourful springtime installation,  with feathered friends and birdsong soundscapes.

Come and dance and play from behind the windows with our interactive dancing flowers and fill the rainbow with colour as you listen to the birds sing.

Signs of Spring is a collaboration with Northumberland-based Green Croft Arts. Lead Artists, Amanda Drago and Kit Haigh.


Meet the stars

Amanda Drago

Lead Artist

Amanda jointly leads the artistic direction of Green Croft Arts with Kit Haigh creating installations, and immersive experiences that engage people more deeply in a place or a space. Graduating from Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 1996, Amanda has had a career performing, teaching, choreographing and producing dance in the North East for Northern Stage, Dance City and Northern School Of Contemporary Dance. She has taught dance to all ages and from beginners to advanced, including students starting their own vocational dance training at Dance City’s Centre for Advanced Training programme, SEN children in hospital contexts and multi age community groups for carnival. She teaches yoga and is qualified in pregnancy and mother and baby yoga.

Kit Haigh

Lead Artist

As joint Director of Green Croft Arts, Kit is a multi skilled musician, sound artist and photographer. His installation work ranges from generative sound art to immersive, interactive mixed media installations for clients including specialist hospitals and schools such as Columbia Grange, Washington and RHSC, Edinburgh. Other site-specific installations include public spaces, museums and festivals. He has performed extensively with folk artists Kathryn Tickell and Maddie Prior as well as rock and jazz groups. As a composer he has scored a variety of screen and stage based work including the EMMY and BAFTA winning C4 documentary The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off.

Ali Rigby-Roberts

Production Manager

Diann Allenby

Scenic Artwork by

Sarah Churlish

Set Dressing by