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Breaking The Ice

Filskit Theatre Company production

📅 Friday 1st December

📌 The Redwell Centre, Redwell Road, Matson, GL4 6JG

🎟 £1.00-£20.00 - Pay What You Like
⌚10.00am & 1.00pm
Suitable for ages 2-6 years

What to expect

Breaking The Ice is a playful and light-hearted show inspired by an unlikely friendship between a Husky and a polar bear.


Join us on a journey into the snow where music, shadows and projection will transport you to a place where polar bears and huskies really can be friends. Then watch as your child joins in with the adventure and takes their place on Team Polar Bear or Team Husky!


Set against the frosty backdrop of the Arctic, Breaking the Ice is a non-verbal piece which combines physical theatre, puppetry, interactive projection, animation and traditional Sami music.

Check out Breaking The Ice trailer 👉


The Redwell Centre


The Redwell Centre
Redwell Road

If you live local, we encourage you to walk to this venue. If you are coming from Gloucester City Centre, you can catch the Number 1 bus to Winnycroft Lane.

Audience Information

This performance is relaxed, this means there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the performance space. You are welcome to come and go in the space as you please.

The show is highly visual with little or no language, therefore all performances are suitable for deaf or hard of hearing audience members.

Latecomers will be welcomed, and people are free to leave the performance space and return at any time.

The seating for this show will be chairs and mats (floor seating). If you require a different seating option then please contact Sarah at

SHOW TIMES: 10am & 1pm

Breaking The Ice will be approximately 40 minutes long (no interval), with 10-15 minutes of play after the show.

Age guidance: 2-6 years

Venue Accessibility Information

  • This venue has Ground floor level access with no limits on mobility aids (Show dependant)

  • Ramped entrance

  • 1x roomy accessible toilet with height adjusting changing bed and overhead hoist (no slings available) 

  • 2 x gender neutral non accessible cubicle toilets

  • 1 x gender neutral accessible toilet 

  • Car park to front of venue

  • Free on-street parking nearby

If you would like to discuss any other access requirements please contact us at


📞 07707989802

🏢 79a Matson Avenue, Matson, Gloucester, GL4 6LL

We are contactable between the hours of Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm. Please feel free to send an email, text or leave a voice message and we will respond between these hours.

Cast & Creatives

Created and originally performed by Katy Costigan, Victoria Dyson and Sarah Shephard

Cast: Maddie McGowan, Joshua Patel, Sophie Ross

The piece was originally co-produced with Unicorn Theatre
Illustrations and design by Paddy Molloy
Music composed and performed by Torgeir Vassvik
Lighting design by Phil Bentley
Sound design by Edward Lewis

Created with support from Arts Council England Grants for the Arts

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