It’s bear’s birthday tomorrow. His
head is full of excitement. How will he ever get to sleep? Bedtime
stories, of course – stories that weave together tales of
spring, summer, autumn and winter. Down in the shed at the bottom
of the garden, someone is busy writing . . .
Amidst the snow-white sheets and the odd socks
of an everyday wash, lie the stories that reach to the heart of
a child’s imagination.
A gentle play, written by Lizzie Allen, which explores themes of time and the seasons, story making and birthdays. Performed by Simon Hatfield, actor and puppeteer, with a head full of stories and a line full of washing!
The production is enhanced by the work of textile designer, Gill Lightfoot, and by the original music of the late composer, Mark Vibrans, whose credits included work for the National Theatre, Birmingham Rep and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Freehand Theatre has taken a fresh look at this production, first created 16 years ago, and offers a new version for 2015/16. Truly a tale for all seasons!
“It was a privilege for me to watch the show and
to see not only children but staff being absolutely captivated
by your highly imaginative and beautifully produced performance.
The level of concentration, even from the very youngest in the
audience, bore testimony to their engagement”
Arts In Education, East Riding
“It was fabulous. You held the attention and liberated the imagination of all the children watching. Your show was undoubtedly the best I’ve seen from any theatre company for several years. I believe the benefits of your work are enormous for the children on estate schools like ours”
Primary School, Bradford, Yorkshire