Lullabub (0-12 months)

Join us as we enter a magical dreamland of sleepy byes in this playful, peaceful and wonderful performance for you and your baby.

Performed in a specially created magical space, gentle lullabies will transport you to the Land of Nod in this sensory, immersive show that combines music, light, sound, shadow and song to stimulate and engage the youngest senses.

Lullabub is created by specialists in the field of theatre for the very young and informed by the latest research in baby sensory development. The show is for babies aged 0-12 months and their grown-ups

Combined baby and grown up ticket £10.  If you need additional tickets alongside a combined ticket, these can be purchased by phoning the Box Office on 01325 405 405

The show is presented in two versions, for babies aged 0-12 months and their grown -ups and toddlers aged 13-30 months and their grown-ups.

Meet the stars

Creative Team & Cast

Anna Newell

Devisor & Director

Anna has been making theatre adventures for people of all ages since 1989 – in theatres of all sizes, in a disused police station, in a shopping centre, on a barge, in a sonic lab, in a hydropool and in a secret apartment – in the UK, Ireland, the US, South Africa and Bosnia. Her Early Years shows have been seen on all 5 continents.

She introduced theatre for children with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties) into Ireland, helped start babytheatre in South Africa and created the world’s first BabyDay. Finalist, international Ellen Stewart Award for theatremakers whose work has had a major impact on children/young people. Received one of the inaugural Tonic Theatre Awards for ‘game-changing women who are transforming theatre and the performing arts in the UK’.

Previously – Artistic Director, Replay Theatre Co, Artistic Director CETL(NI): The Centre for Excellence in the Creative and Performing Arts, Queens, and Associate Director, Dundee Rep.

Upcoming projects including a show for children with complex needs that takes place in a hydropool (with the audience and the performers all in the water!), a national tour of a babyshow that takes place in a tent and a show called STRETCHY created with Scotland’s professional inclusive dance company Indepen-Dance.

Miranda Thain

Artistic Producer

Alison Heffernan


Alison Heffernan is a freelance theatre designer based in Manchester. She has a wide range of theatre experience of all sizes and scales from pantomime to promenading in a park and classrooms to cruise ships. This is her first project for Theatre Hullabaloo.

David Goodall


David Goodall began composing in the early eighties, writing for theatre, chamber ensembles and choirs. He worked as assistant engineer and session musician at Brick Lane’s Boundary Row Studios, and currently runs Soundsmove Studios, where he has scored award-winning films, mixed films, including New Zealand horror film The Devil’s Rock and produced the Nigerian World Cup single – One.

Composition work has taken David all over the world, and his music has been used in projects as diverse as Derek Walcott’s adaptation of The Odyssey; the Irn Bru Clan Can Guinness Record bid; and Anterores – a choral piece for the funeral of Domenico Chiocchetti, principal artist of the Orkney Italian Chapel. As well as theatre music and commissioned compositions, David has many television theme tunes and film scores to his credit, and has won a Silver Rose for Best Sound Design for a series of BBC idents.

Will Evans

Lighting Director

For Hullabaloo Will lit the very first show in the new theatre, ‘Bear and Butterfly’ in 2017.

Other Theatre credits include:
‘Gabriel’ (Theatre Six, National Tour), ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ (Big Wooden Horse/Nick Brooke, International Tour and West End), ‘The Snow Dragon’ (Tall Stories), ‘Why The Whales Came’ (Watford Plalace Theatre/Wizard Presents), ‘I Believe In Unicorns’ (Vaudeville, London West End and Tour), ‘The Canterbury Tales’ (Guildford Shakespeare Company), ‘Honest’ and ‘The Water Engine’ (Theatre 6), ‘La Boheme’ (Head First Productions), ‘Mudlarks’ and ’66 Books’ (Bush Theatre, London), ‘Dream Space’ (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Will is also Associate Lighting Designer on the recent National tour and West End transfer of ‘An Inspector Calls’ (National Theatre/PW Productions)

Ema Jayne Park

Movement Consultant

Originally from rural South West Scotland and trained in New York, Emma Jayne Park is a contemporary dancer who battles queer styles waacking and vogue internationally. Emma is Scotland’s leading waacking resource, collaborating with Dive Queer Party and events such as Queeriousity. Her 2015 work #Trans toured nationally and was programmed in Miriabilia (Italy) Festivals Scotland Focus. Emma was selected as an ASSITEJ Next Generation Artist (2016) and a PUSH Project Artist during their Gender and Sexual Identity in Lab (2017). Her immersive work for five year olds Experts In Short Trousers,has been performed nationally to critical acclaim with support from Creative Scotland and mentorship from Tony Reekie. Emma works under the creative handle Cultured Mongrel, representing her practice of exploring the intersection of multiple cultures underpinned by common value set.

Supriya Najaragen

Lullaby Consultant

Eleanor Parsons


Nicky Harley


Rebecca Daltry



Our opening season at The Hullabaloo is supported by the members of Darlington Building Society - a big thank you for your support.