A Visual Multi-Sensory Experience for Families

A Visual Multi-Sensory Experience for Families

Just  Us Three and The Sea comes to The Atkinson on Saturday 23 August and introduces children to the world of music through storytelling. The production  was designed especially for children aged 3-7 as a way of introducing them to instruments and live music.

Susanna Lloyd (Artful Playground) ran music workshops in primary schools and after being surprised at the children’s lack of musical knowledge, decided a new approach was needed to welcome children to the world of music from an early age.

Inspired by Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and We’re going on a bear hunt (Helen Oxenbury, Michael Rosen), the idea of a lost seagull with a broken wing, (now known as Sedrick), was born. Sedrick is to be represented by the violin, or any other smallish instrument such as a flute or clarinet. His friend Gerry the Giraffe is represented by a saxophone, trombone, or trumpet, and Bernard the Bear by a double bass, euphonium or bassoon.

With Philip Huxley as Illustrator and Barbara Hockaday (associate artist for Artful Playground) as co-composer and co-project leader, the show previewed at The Octagon Theatre in Bolton in October 2012 receiving rave reviews! Just Us Three and The Sea starts at 2pm, tickets are £7.50 adults and £5.50 children.

Join us before the show for our Playful Puppets of the Sea Workshop, 1pm-1.45pm and have creative fun making a sea-themed puppet. Tickets are just £2.50 per child (adults go free).

If you have booked to see Marty Macdonald’s Farm on Tuesday 12 August you will receive £2 off per ticket for this event. Just ask box office for details or book online. Your cart will update automatically. Please note: Justin Fletcher does not appear in person for Marty Macdonald’s Farm.

You can book your tickets 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.

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.




Playful Puppets of the Sea Workshop

Saturday 23 August




Just Us Three and The Sea

Saturday 23 August


Tickets: £7.50/ £5.50 children


*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.ukor 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

Posted on 1 August 2014 under General news

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