Child's Play

Kalon Theatre welcomes you to join them at the end of a demonstration; you might have been there, you might have read about it, but by blending Spoken Word and theatre Kalon will leave you asking whether everything written about the Millennial generation is really fair, or even true.

An examination of why it is Millennials seem to be so convinced no-one’s really listening, and why they hate the label, Child’s Play punctuates the re-telling of a protest with explosive spoken word interrogations of what it means to be 20-something, over-educated, and suspicious of almost everything.

Tidying away the detritus at the end of a demo, sharing out left-over sweets, and giving vent to a generation’s spleen, Child’s Play is for anyone who’s ever met, is, or is mystified by, a ‘Millennial’.

Hopefully you’ll find it enlightening, maybe you’ll learn a chant or two, maybe you’ll just have some Haribo. You don’t have to agree, but you should at least listen.

This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund.


The sons and daughters of opera singers, accountants, policemen, and intelligence officers, the Kalon team met at the University of Sheffield and have worked together in combinations of members and roles too numerous to list.

They were led to form the company after a conversation about the frustration they felt about how our generation is portrayed and understood.

A mixture of experienced slam poets and performers, they hope to make a unique blend of the two forms to engage our audience and incite debate. We aim to make theatre that plays with form, challenges expectations but doesn’t
preach, that interrogates pre-conceptions but doesn’t tell you what to think. Child's Play is our first piece made as a company.


"It’s an intelligently argued, entertaining, and often very funny production. Oh, and there are free sweets!" Fringe Review