Giant Steps

Steps Series  

@ A E Harris, Birmingham
Friday 11th September 17.00 – 22.00
Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th September, 2012 10.00 – 18.00

Saturdays 19th & 26th September & 3rd October 10.00 – 17.00
Sundays 20th & 27th September & 4th October 10.00 – 16.00

Giant Steps was inspired by seeing the fun that children had playing around with previous editions of the Steps Series targetted at adults.It was decided to make a piece targetted at four year olds, which could also be enjoyed by their families. Installed in our own space@ A E Harris this was the first edition in a dedicated space with dedicated staffing, both a rare treat.

The heart of the show was the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk marked out in vinyl. Additional fairytale elements were added around thecentral story. A girl being turned into a frog by a witch, jumping around on lilly pads before being turned back into a girl and thenprincess by a prince riding in on a horse. Jack’s cow traded for beans then runs away to jump over the moon, with attendant crowd of laughingdog, dish, spoon, cat and fiddle. There was a rope skipping game, a Miss Muffet, a pirate garding treasure, a maypole and a maze.

The response was everything we had hoped for.


Devised by Simon Ford and James Yarker
With additional sticking by Denise Stanton, Abi Duffty and Jack Trow
Soundrack Composed by Nina West
Photography Jonathan Stokes