A  Crustacean Waiting for Godot for Children Over The Age of Three!

A Crustacean Waiting for Godot for Children Over The Age of Three!

China Plate brings Rock Pool to The Atkinson this June for children over 3 and their families.

When a big storm whips up the sea, two creatures are left stranded in a lonely rock pool…

Prawn and Crab could not be more different. They look different, act different, and when Crab gets hungry – about every 5 minutes – it’s all Prawn can do to stop being eaten.

But as the sun beats down and their little pool starts to drain away, they don’t have long to find a way of getting on and getting home…

This magical adventure for families takes place on Saturday 7 June at 2.30pm at The Atkinson.

The production will take children to the heart of Prawn and Crab’s rock pool, providing a funny, tender, exuberant and partially submerged theatre experience – best described as Samuel Beckett for kids.

 Rock Pool marks the company’s first foray into creating work for young people. Inspector Sands’ Lucinka Eisler, who directs the production, said:

“Rock Pool is the company’s first show for this age group. We’re extremely excited to have

crossed over into this field. It’s been a long-term ambition for Inspector Sands to create a

high quality, innovative and accessible project specifically for young children and their

families. In 2012, the company was fortunate to be awarded the Sprout Commission, which enabled us to develop the show and tour it to Children’s Centres. This year, we’re redeveloping the project for a whole new audience in studio theatres across the country.”

Don’t miss the 3 for 2 offers still running on all of The Atkinson’s children’s theatre events within the May to August season. There are still lots of events to choose from including; Rock Pool (Saturday 7 June), The Tap Dancing Mermaid (Saturday 12 July), Marty MacDonald’s Farm (Tuesday 12 August) and Just Us Three and The Sea (Saturday 23 August).

Just buy three tickets to three events and get the third ticket free. Check out the website or the What’s On brochure for more information.

Tickets for Rock Pool are £7.50 adults / £5.50 children and are on sale now and are available online at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.




Rock Pool

Saturday 7 June


Tickets: £7.50 / £5.50 children

Running Time: 45 minutes


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


The Atkinson
Lord Street








In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.uk or call box office on 01704 533333


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 | emma.lloyd@sefton.gov.uk

About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

In October 2014 The Atkinson becomes something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will tell the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It will also be the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years.


Posted on 22 May 2014 under General news

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