A Tale of Friendship and Imagination for 3-6 Year Olds

A Tale of Friendship and Imagination for 3-6 Year Olds

Birdsnest Theatre brings new production My Friend Mole to The Atkinson this February.

Join Birdsnest Theatre as they weave this gentle tale of a very special friendship and the imagination, using live music, storytelling and a rich visual language that will delight and surprise its audience.

Birdsnest Theatre is a young dynamic theatre company specializing in creating and delivering high quality theatre productions for children.

Their simple, thoughtful and imaginative storytelling created specifically for an intimate audience, captures the magic of their beautifully crafted performances.

In My Friend Mole, the Artistic Directors weave an evolving landscape that unfolds delicately. Written by Xana Marwick, the show focuses on a young girl and her imaginary friend in a moving story of friendship and imagination.

The simple set allows room for the imagination to fill the space as the audience is carried along by the rich storytelling of the performers. Birdsnest invite you to indulge your imaginations, to get lost in a world that the performers and audience create together.

Emily Austen co Artistic Director of Birdsnest Theatre said;

“My Friend Mole is made specifically for children between 3-6 years and their accompanying adults. We keep audience numbers low, creating a safe, intimate environment. For many, this will be their first experience of theatre and we want it to be welcoming and a magical journey.”

Using music and lighting, the team considers the child’s experience from the moment they enter the space. The children sit on cushions with their adults throughout the performance. After the show there is a stay and play element, the audience are invited into the performance space to interact with the performers and props.

My Friend Mole is the third production of a successful line of imaginative theatrical pieces from the company.
Join in with this family adventure on Saturday 28 February at 2.30pm tickets are £8 (£6 children/ £24 family). Suitable for ages 3-6 years

My Friend Mole is part of The Atkinson’s 3 for 2 offers on children’s theatre.
Tickets for My Friend Mole are available online at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.


My Friend Mole
Saturday 28 February
£8 (£6 Children / £24 Family)

*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.

Posted on 4 February 2015 under General news

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