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The Blue Bird

By Maurice Maeterlinck

Touring December 2016 - February 2017

The Blue Bird

Have you the grass here that sings or the bird that is blue?

One wintery evening Tyltyl wakes to find a hump-back figure in his bedroom. She is obviously a fairy. Tyltyl must find the bluebird that makes people happy. And he must do so before morning. Tyltyl doesn't know about bluebirds, or where he might find one but joined by his faithful pets the search begins...

Lightbox Theatre presents Maurice Maeterlinck’s classic fairy-tale about happiness, perception and seeing the extraordinary in our everyday. Directed by Anna Marsland (resident director of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) this is a visually charming and magical show for young and old alike.

Our revival of The Blue Bird will tour in January/February 2017 to London venues and have a regional tour in autumn 2017. See below for details.

Running time: 60 minutes with no interval


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Saturday 10th December 2016
Venue: Katherine Low Settlement, Battersea
Time: 3.30pm & 7pm
Tickets: £5/£3 concessions
Available on door or to book online click on our: Blue Bird Event Brite page

Saturday 28th January 2017
Venue: New Wimbledon Theatre Studio
Time: 4pm and 7pm
Tickets: £9/£7 concessions
To book tickets: go online to NWT website or ring ATG ticket line: 08448717646

Saturday 4th February 2017
Venue: Earlsfield Library
Time: 12noon
Tickets: £0
To book tickets: go online to Blue Bird Event Brite page

Saturday 11th February 2017
Venue: The Albany, Deptford
Time: 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Tickets: £7
To book tickets: go to The Albany website
or ring the Albany box office: 020 87886943

Monday 13th February 2017
Venue: Putney Arts Theatre
Time: 2pm and 4pm
Tickets: £9/£7 concessions
To book tickets: go to Ticket source or ring PAT box office: 020 86924446

Further 2017 tour dates to be announced soon.


Suitable for children 5 years +. Children under 5 years old will be admitted with older family members at parent's discretion. If you have queries contact


Direction: Anna Marsland
Design: Sammy Dowson
Composition: Odinn Hilmarsson
Lighting: Simon Gethin Thomas
Adaptation: Emma Faulkner, Anna Marsland

CAST: Ashley Alymann, David Fairs, Siu-see Hung, Jenni MacKenzie Jones


Full of hope and magic – very charming.

Filled with high energy, encounters and wonders - as a show for children it is engaging, inventive, sweet and fresh.
A Younger Theatre

An hour's worth of fun for younger children.
Everything Theatre


Want to be involved in the creation of our show?

We are holding an open workshop rehearsal on Friday 2nd December at Earlsfield Library (276 Magdalen Road, Earlsfield, SW18 3NY) between 2.00-3.30pm and would like local people to inform our creative process and share their own stories. As the show's protagonist is a young carer we would particularly love to invite Wandsworth residents who may be carers themselves. If you would like to attend, please contact

For backstage shadowing and volunteering opportunities please email


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