A nocturnal, site specific, promenade performance exploring the dark themes underpinning children's rhymes and stories, Nursery Crymes occupies shadowy lanes and alleyways in Glasgow in November 2017.

Through installations, performance, sound, projection and film, a series of artists will examine the sinister side of nursery rhymes – the ideas of authority, morality and social indoctrination underpinning these simple stories for children. If the message is sung so sweetly, do we even notice the crime? Do we ever learn to question these early life lessons?

Mischief La-Bas, aided and abetted by artists of all disciplines, wraps these ideas up in a not-so-pretty-package. From the depths of Mother Goose’s forest to the “fun” of the F***ed-Up Fairground, audiences are led down pathways and behind police tape, through performer-animated spaces, soundscapes, film and art installations, and around dark corners. Come and play! Join the game! Watch your back…