The Shivers

Sat 22 June, 11.30am & 2.30pm


A twisty turny thriller for young audiences about spies, lies, and learning to trust your gut. 

Welcome to the HEREANDNOW, where everything is (not) what it seems. Don’t worry if things here feel a bit straaange. Or if the hair stands up all over your arms. Or if the snakes won’t stop wriggling in the pit of your stomach. That’s just The Shivers talking. And you should never listen to The Shivers. 

The Shivers is a brand new show for 7-11 year olds exploring the secrets we keep, the stories we tell, and how trusting your instincts can (possibly) save the world. 

Created by acclaimed duo emma + pj and developed through workshops with local children and teachers, The Shivers tours London primary schools and community centres in June, alongside two special matinee performances at New Diorama. 

Quotes & Reviews

Previous Press for emma + pj

★★★★★ 'Spectacular and poignant…a deeply impressive feat' BroadwayWorld

★★★★ 'One of the most exciting, interesting works at the festival' The Stage

★★★★ 'A sure-fire cult Fringe hit' The Scotsman

★★★★ 'A multimedia feast for the senses' Voice Mag

The Company


Concept by Emma Clark & PJ Stanley
Sound Design by Patch Middleton 
Scenic & Costume Design by Pip Terry
Creative Education Consultancy by Peter Laycock

Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre.

Supported through funding from Arts Council England, British Land, Camden Council, The Casey Trust, and City of London's Community Infrastructure Levy & Neighbourhood Fund.

About the Company

emma + pj is a performance duo working at the intersection of theatre, installation, and live art. Their recent work explores humanity in extreme landscapes, creating playful, cinematic environments that invite us to reimagine our place in the world.  

They were Open Lab artists in residence at the Barbican Centre in 2021/22 and Play Artists in Residence at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre in 2022. In 2018/19 they were lead artists of Yardlings: Bigger at The Yard Theatre. Their recent work has been published with Bloomsbury/Methuen Drama and toured nationally. / @emmaandpj

Cast & Creatives



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