This week, catch the visual, folktale-inspired Bluebelle at The Lowry in Salford Quays. This atmospheric production by Theatre Re is developed in collaboration with deaf and Visual Vernacular artists to tell a new story that uses some well-loved plots from classic tales.
So what’s this family-friendly show about? Long ago and far away, a king and queen are placed under a spell that affects their fertility. Summoning the Bluebell Fairy, they hope to become parents, but magic comes at a cost. Bluebelle explores being a parent, new life and how to protect it.
As well as borrowing some familiar themes from traditional folktales, Theatre Re gathered interviews from parents and carers to form the basis of this moving journey into the wilderness of parenthood.
Bluebell is a non-verbal production that features lots of live music and sound effects to take audiences on an emotional journey with the show’s characters. All the sounds are created on stage by the performers using non-lyrical singing voices. This unique type of physical theatre technique incorporates poetry and mime, to make visual storytelling more powerful and accessible to d/Deaf audiences without the need for BSL interpretation.
Theatre Re is one of the UK’s leading visual theatre companies. They aim to create moving and striking theatre using movement and music rather than words to tell tales.
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When: 8th and 9th February 2022
Where: The Lowry, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
£: Tickets cost from £16 (suitable for ages 8+ years)
More info: thelowry.com