When Spring Comes (2012 & 2014)

White Horse Road
20 Apr 2012 - 29 Jun 2014
Age range: 3-7
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We follow Adeel on his journey of discovery from summer into winter as he anticipates the coming of spring.

When Spring Comes was a play about loss and rebirth, exploring the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. This production for ages 3 to 7, fused Kathak & contemporary dance with live jazz music, against a backdrop of beautiful animation.

After the performance, the audience were invited to join Adeel on the stage and dance to the gentle improvised jazz rhythms of the play. The show featured contemporary Kathak dance by Vipul Bhatti and live jazz trumpet by Sean Corby.

This production was re-mounted for touring in 2014 with a saxophone/clarinet based jazz soundtrack by Alex Tosh who performed with the piece.

The production featured at the Southbank Centre’s Alchemy Festival and Leicester’s Spark Festival.

You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.

Production photos (2012)

Cast List

  • Vipul Bhatti Adeel
  • Sean Corby (2012) Musician
  • Alex Tosh (2014) Musician

Creative Team


Rehearsals (2012)


Backdrop animation

Animation by Amberin Huq for the backdrop of When Spring Comes.