No two people – or monsters – are exactly the same.

Scratchy, shimmering creatures and strange mini-monsters come out of a cardboard world. They play together, their arms and legs moving in impossible ways.

We Are the Monsters is a dance performance for ages four to nine. Join a fantastical journey into a weird and wonderful world.

'There's a lot of personality, mischief and humour under the fur fabric' **** (The Herald)

'Don't let any children in your life miss this astonishing 35 minutes of undiluted madness!' **** (

Choreography – Colette Sadler

Set, Lighting and Costume Design – Philine Rinnert

Music – Brendan Dougherty

Performers – Maxwell McCarthy, Stuart Meyers, Keir Patrick and Leah Marojevic

'Colette Sadler is one of the UK's leading independent choreographers, whose work brings a sophisticated continental aesthetic to performances for all. Southbank Centre is very pleased to be working with Colette and Stammer Productions to present We Are The Monsters' (Rupert Thomson, Senior Dance and Performance Programmer at Southbank Centre)

Each 11am performance is followed by a 45-minute workshop that uses movement, music, images and props to explore the world of the monsters. Spaces are limited to 20 tickets per workshop.

Saturday 12 December, 11am & 2pm
Sunday 13 December, 3pm
Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 December, 11am & 2pm
Tuesday 22 December, 2pm (relaxed performance)
Wednesday 23 December, 11am & 2pm

For ages 4 – 9

Spirit Level (Blue Room) at Royal Festival Hall

Adults £14
Children £12 (show and workshop), £7 (show only)

Relaxed performance
We are pleased to present a relaxed performance of the show on Tuesday 22 December. Concessionary access tickets are available – email for details.

Relaxed performances are designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including those with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and small changes made to the light and sound effects.

A visual story resource is now available. This document contains information about what happens in the show and has lots of images to help prepare anyone who may be anxious about their visit. Download the visual story resource here

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