Aliens will be crash landing in even more venues across Scotland this October, as we announce new tour dates for Experts in Short Trousers. This immersive theatre piece, presented by SMHAFF associate artist Emma Jayne Park’s Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre, is for children aged 4+ and their families. Combining live percussion, dancing and play, join us to help a group of unruly aliens find their way home.

The young audience arrive to disaster, the cast, extra costume and set strewn everywhere you can imagine. Having never ventured to Earth before, the cast need to be taught how to move, what to wear and how to build their escape vehicle, using all this information to build impressive routines and tell their own unique story. Designed to be performed in any setting, the show works with and celebrates the skills that young primary school children already have.

There are now opportunities to catch the show in Glasgow and Aberdeen, as well as extra dates in Dumfries & Galloway, in addition to those already announced. Full details and booking information for all dates can be found below.


Full listings:

Wed 5 Oct

10.30–11.30am & 1–2pm

Beacon Arts Centre, Custom House Quay, Greenock PA15 1HJ


Sun 9 Oct


Toryglen Community Centre, 199 Prospecthill Circus, Glasgow G42 0LA


Mon 17 Oct


The Garden, St Nicholas Centre, 25 George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1HZ


Tue 18 Oct

12–1pm & 3–4pm

Woodend Barn, Burn O Bennie, Banchory, Kincardineshire AB31 5QA

01330 825 431 | WOODENDBARN.CO.UK

Wed 19 Oct


East Kilbride Arts Centre, 51 Old Coach Road, East Kilbride G74 4DU

01355 261 000 | SLLCBOXOFFICE.CO.UK

Fri 21 Oct

11am–12pm & 1–2pm

Annan Museum, Bank Street, Annan DG12 6AA


Sat 22 Oct

11am–12pm & 1pm–2pm

Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries DG1 1JQ


Tue 25 Oct

11am–12pm & 2pm–3pm

Buccleuch Centre, Buccleuch Place, Langholm DG13 0AW


Fri 28 Oct

12.30–1.30pm & 3–4pm

Newlands Centre, Romannobridge, West Linton EH46 7BZ

01968 660 980