4 people are pretending to be in a purple spaceship, they have a window for each of their heads
Tuesday 13 June 2023

'Out of this world' questions for the cast of The Smeds and The Smoos!

Next week we welcome The Smeds and The Smoos, a stellar new adventure live on stage for the whole family to enjoy! Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, it promises music, laughs and puppetry. 

We asked members of the company some space themed questions before they arrive in Cambridge.

What is your favourite space joke?

Andrea Sadler (Grandmother Smoo): What do you call a spaceship with water dripping from it? A crying saucer.

Felicia Akin-Tayo (Janet): What type of books do aliens like to read? Comet Books. 

Robert Penny (Bill): What do you call pastries in space? Spacetries!

Tom Capper (Grandfather Smed): How does the man in the moon cut his hair? Eclipse it. 

A woman is dressed as an alien, she yawns

Tell us an interesting space fact...
Andrea Sadler (Grandmother Smoo): One day on Venus is longer than one year on Earth. 

Felicia Akin-Tayo (Janet):If you could fly a plane to Pluto the trip would take more than 800 years. 

Robert Penny (Bill): It’s widely believed that the moon used to be a part of Earth! 

Tom Capper (Grandfather Smed): There is a planet in our galaxy called HB189733B, where the temperature during the day reaches 1,000 degrees and it could possibly rain molten glass horizontally at around 4,500 mph! 

A woman and man, both dressed as aliens, sit holding a piece of paper up to the audience.

If you could be an alien, what would you look like? 
Andrea Sadler (Grandmother Smoo):  One yellow eye that can swivel 360 degrees to see out of the back of its head. Large purple ears for supersonic hearing. Green and purple antennae to communicate with other aliens. Orange flipper feet that can hover above ground for case of travel.  

Felicia Akin-Tayo (Janet):  I would call my alien Sabrina. Sabrina is shaped like a lightbulb/pear. Sabrina has wheels and rolls when she’s laughing. Sabrina is known for her skills in skating on ice and land and slime. She loves to eat snow and ice. 

Robert Penny (Bill): I would have eight octopus-like tentacles that I also use as legs which were as springy as a frogs - to jump super high. I’d also have webbed tentacles a bit like a duck's foot so when I jump, I could float back down. Then my eyes would be on stalks so I can look in all directions at the same time but also sometimes get twisted when I’m bouncing! 

Tom Capper (Grandfather Smed): I would be a large indigo space whale, using my huge fins as solar sails to propel me through space to explore the universe!

The Smeds and The Smoos runs from Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 June, tickets are priced at £16. There is a BSL Interpreted performance on Friday 23 June, 1pm. There is a Relaxed Peformance on Saturday 24 June, 10.30am.