Stripey Honey…is Very Yummy!

Stripey Honey…is Very Yummy!


Mashi Theatre brings a new play to audiences of 5 plus of adventure and fun with music by award-winning composer Arun Ghosh, song, dance and puppetry, exploring the lives of some of our most precious but endangered species, who unite to save their homes.

Stripey Honey … is very yummy! is a touching and funny adventure into the forests of the Sundarbans, the land between India and Bangladesh, the home of the Royal Bengal Tigers and Honey Bees. Mashi takes you on a colorful and playful journey into the jungle to discover how the tigers and bees and honey collectors struggle for survival and learn to live and play together.

Trina Haldar is the Founder and Artistic Director of Mashi Theatre. On where the idea for piece came from, she says

Having visited India numerous times as a child, I was exposed to many different ways of living, which were both challenging and insightful. The “beautiful forest” Sunderbans, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, is one of those places. In a world where divisions are on the increase, I want to invite children and their families to another world, deep in the jungle, where borders are undefined, where the Mangrove Forest protects all creatures; the Tigers, Bees and people living together in close proximity”

As a Director, Trina’s credits include productions at Curve Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, Tara Arts, Soho Theatre and Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai, India. In 2018 she was awarded the Naseem Khan commission with Curve, Bristol Old Vic and The Lowry to develop ‘Ba’, a new piece of theatre for adults.

Trina is former participant with the National Theatre – Step Change programme, The Optimists with China Plate, recipient of the Artists International Development Fund 2016 and a Clore50 SC Alumni. She consults with Theatres and consortiums to increase representation on and off our stages and has spoken at a number of platforms including the Guardians Our Nations Theatre conversations with Lyn Gardner and recently on Radio 4s Front Row programme, Arts in Education. She will be on a panel at Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, with Philip Pullman, Bill Lucas and Lyn Gardner in Feb 2019.

Trina is on the board of Theatre-Rites an award-winning company and leader in the creation of experimental theatre for children.

Mashi Theatre was established in 2013, in response to the lack of diverse work on offer, particularly for young people. Mashi works with a core collective of freelance writers, musicians, designers, puppeteers, illustrators and collaborators passionate about creating quality art.

Stripey Honey…is very yummy!  is written by Sayan Kent, with design and puppet direction by Sue Pyecroft, original music by Arun Ghosh, musical arrangement by Matt Marks, musical direction by Ines Sampaio and dramaturgy by Sarah Argent.

This is a Big Imagination’s commission in partnership with The Spark Arts for Children & supported by The Dukes, Lancaster.

Stripey Honey …is Very Yummy comes to The Atkinson as part of Kidsfest 2019 on Tuesday 19 February 11.30am & 2.30pm, ages 5+. Running Time: 50 mins (no interval)
Tickets £6

Book your tickets online at or call Box Office on 01704 533333.

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Listing Information
Stripey Honey …is Very Yummy
Tuesday 19 February / 11.30am & 2.30pm,
Tickets £6
Ages 5+
Running Time: 50 mins (no interval)
*Booking fees apply (£1 per ticket over the phone or via telephone)

About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. The stunning 19th century buildings were refurbished in 2013 to create a really welcoming family friendly 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. Wander 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.

Find out about Sefton’s heritage with amazing tales of the sea, Red Rum, Dan Dare and Motor racing in the Museum and then ‘Discover Ancient Egypt’   in our Egyptology Gallery, this remarkable collection of archaeology was  discovered by Mrs Goodison from Bootle and until 2015 had not been seen for over 40 years.

Our lovely gift shop  is well worth a visit, with its handmade in Merseyside jewellery and crafts collection and Southport memorabilia and then relax in our new café – Great Little Place.





Posted on 28 January 2019 under General news

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