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  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months


Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you're disgusting. Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach. Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends. Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they're covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music. Things get sticky. Enter the undergrowth to squish, squelch and play your way through this hilarious, surreal show for 2-5 years and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of slime.

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 2 August, 3 August, 5 August, 7 August, 6 August, 8 August, 9 August, 10 August, 12 August, 13 August, 14 August, 15 August, 16 August, 17 August, 19 August, 20 August, 21 August, 22 August, 24 August, 23 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Megan 77 days ago

So engaging and involved I absolutely loved it. I would recommend this to anyone, it was so honest and beautifully created.

Ben (aged 5) 78 days ago

I would recommend this all slug lovers.

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Total Theatre 54 days ago

The Herd are a Hull-based company making new work that connects with young people and SLIME is an engaging theatre experience for younger children bringing to life some of the magic of the micro in our gardens. I really appreciate seeing a children’s show that sidesteps cutesier creatures in favour...

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The Stage [paywall] (4/5 stars) 55 days ago

There is an unexpected physicality to Lucy Bairstow’s splendid performance as Slug in the Herd Theatre’s immersive, relaxed production for pre-school children from about two years old. Bairstow might not epitomise any classic essence of sluggishness, but her apologetic deference – only accentuated by Finlay McGuigan’s primping, posing, puffed-up caterpillar...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 60 days ago

Bearing the double advantage of combining a Fringe show with a visit to the library – although audiences and their children will have to go next door for the Children’s Library – the set for Slime by Hull’s Herd Theatre has been specially constructed on a lower floor landing of...

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ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 62 days ago

In ‘Slime’ we meet two garden creatures, the slug and the caterpillar, who must work together to reach the only leaf in the garden and satisfy their hunger. It’s an immersive experience from start to end; upon arrival your ticket is swapped for a foam piece of slime, you’re asked...

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