A very extravagant birthday party is set to take place at The Corn Exchange later this month and Cameron is waiting for his guests to arrive in The Party.
It’s the big day and Cameron excitedly waits for the guests to arrive at his celebration.
The cake is made, the presents have arrived, and the music is playing – all he needs are his friends to make this the best birthday ever.
However, things take a strange turn as a French cyclist, a man dressed as a chicken and a mysterious stranger who has apparently never had a birthday all attend his party.
Somewhat confused, he tries to restore order but it leads to utter chaos.
Produced by the Nearly There Yet Theatre Company, the show has been praised for touching difficult subjects such as rejection and social exclusion.
Nearly There Yet’s artistic director Kaveh Rahnama told the Observer what audiences can look forward to.
He said: “I think first and foremost they can expect to be very, very entertained!
“It’s a combination of story and circus which isn’t seen too often in children’s theatre.
“And as you’d expect at a party, there are some pretty big surprises.”
Kaveh was approached to create the brand new original show by Jacksons Lane, one of the country’s most prestigious multi-arts venues.
Starring as Cameron at the Market Place theatre, Kaveh was inspired to create the show following a conversation with a friend’s mum in 2014.
He went through numerous ideas for his big pitch and struggled to think of an idea, before a brainwave hit.
“I asked what a good setting for a kids show was and she said, what about a birthday party?
“It was just very fertile ground for making a show.”
Kaveh who has performed at the Corn Exchange before hopes his new show will be as popular as his previous visits to West Berkshire.
“I performed at The Corn Exchange with So & So Circus in two shows, The Hot Dots (2009), and Backgammon for Beginners (2012),” he said.
“The Corn Exchange actually helped us develop the pieces and the lighting for both shows was designed by the then tech manager, Nick Flintoff.
“So I love the Corn Exchange and am very happy to be visiting again with The Party.”
He added: “Children, in my opinion, are the cornerstone of our society.
“They are, after all, the future.
“So, without meaning to sound overly dramatic, I’d say children watching live theatre is a huge part of encouraging a healthy future for our society.”
The Party starts at 1.30pm on Thursday April 13 and tickets cost £10.50 or £8.50 for concessions.