The Reason I Jump

Runtime: It will take approximately 60 mins to walk through the labyrinth. Last entry is at 8:30pm.

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Children's Wood and North Kelvin Meadow, Glasgow, Kelbourne St

11/06/2018 - 23/06/2018

£4-8

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  • Mon 11 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Tue 12 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Wed 13 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Thu 14 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Fri 15 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm BSL (British Sign Language) performance, Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Sat 16 Jun 2018
    1:00 pm Audio Described, Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Sat 16 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Mon 18 Jun 2018
    Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Tue 19 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Wed 20 Jun 2018
    12:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Wed 20 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Thu 21 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Fri 22 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Sat 23 Jun 2018
    1:00 pm BSL (British Sign Language) performance, Autism Friendly On Sale
  • Sat 23 Jun 2018
    7:00 pm Autism Friendly On Sale

Welcome  to Naoki’s Garden

Naoki is a non-verbal, autistic, young Japanese teenager, who was just 13 years old when he wrote the book The Reason I Jump, a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds. Now take a unique journey into his world with fascinating insights and magical storytelling.

In this innovative adaptation, the book becomes an experience, a mysterious journey through a beautiful outdoor maze designed by renowned Dutch collective Observatorium. There, you will encounter the gardeners who tell you tales about Naoki as well as stories of their own.

This pioneering National Theatre of Scotland work was conceived by award-winning Scottish artist Graham Eatough and created with, and performed by, a group of artists with autism ranging from early teens to 60 years old. A unique opportunity to think about the many different ways that human beings experience life.

The Reason I Jump takes place in
The Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow
Kelbourne St
Glasgow
G20 8PR

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ADDITIONAL INFO

The Reason I Jump is ticketed and open from 7pm until 9.30pm (or 1pm until 3.30pm/ 12 noon until 2.30pm for matinees). It takes approximately 1 hour to walk through the maze and last entry is at 8:30pm)

It is an outdoor maze so please dress appropriately for the weather. The ground is uneven so wheelchair and buggy/pram access is limited. There is some outdoor seating along the way if you need to rest.

The Reason I Jump is open to all ages.

The Reason I Jump is Autism friendly. There will be a dedicated breakout space within the site. Please note, the performance contains music and one scene will contain an element of fire.

BSL and Audio described performances can be booked directly through our website. Please call 0141 221 0970 for further information on these performances, companion tickets, wheelchair access or any other access information.

Please call 0141 221 0970 for information on schools bookings.

From 11 June, remaining tickets can also be bought from a temporary box office at The Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow. Opening hours TBC.

The Reason I Jump is supported by The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust and The Mickel Fund. A percentage of the ticket price for The Reason I Jump will go towards The Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow.

The Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow

The Children’s Wood on North Kelvin Meadow, and the Meadow itself, make up the last wild space in the west-end of Glasgow.

This space is vitally important to the community. Regular events are organised by the community in The Children’s Wood, designed to connect children to nature, raise aspirations and bring people together.

The Children’s Wood is located on Kelbourne Street in Glasgow’s West End.

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