1001 Fireflies – Our new multi-sensory show!

1001 Fireflies – Our new multi-sensory show!

An adventure story
about finding light in the darkest places


Sat 19 Nov | 2pm | £7 (plus free companion ticket)
work-in-progress public performance,
book online or call us on 01473 603388
to discuss your individual requirements

We are proud to announce the Research and Development phase for our new multi-sensory show 1001 Fireflies – created by Laura Norman and Kirsty Thorpe and made possible through the continued support of Arts Council England!

1001 Fireflies follows on from the overwhelming response to Laura and Kirsty’s first multi-sensory show, The Green Children, last year; which received heaps of praise from critics and audience members alike and clearly demonstrated the need for more accessible and high quality theatre made for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

This funding from Arts Council England allows us to develop 1001 Fireflies directly with students from a number of SEN partner schools across Suffolk, here’s a bit of what we’ve got up to so far in their development workshops, which includes plenty of UV!

1001 Fireflies welcomes Gareth Aled (Warhorse, seen left) to the performance team, and uses innovative puppetry created by Jimmy Grimes (Associate Director, Warhorse) and Movement Directed by Helen Baggett (Associate Director, Gecko) combined with rich visuals to explore the story of Peta, a ‘world famous entomologist’.

Peta loves to study insects, but finds her world is crumbling around her, this threat sends her on an epic rescue mission including a hungry polar bear, luminous fish and a severe lack of sandwiches!

Join us at The Avenue Theatre on Saturday 19th Nov at 2pm for a public performance of this multi-sensory theatre experience made for and with young people with complex needs and/or multiple disabilities. It’s fresh, it’s modern and accessible for all.

The show has received additional funding from Suffolk County Council in support of the development workshops in SEN schools, and East of England Co-op – previous Headline sponsors of Theatre in the Forest. East of England Co-op are proud to support our work in reaching more PMLD audience members than ever.


“A testament to the imaginative power of theatre for all audiences”
East Anglian Daily Times on The Green Children


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