Families across the Fylde are set to be enraptured and entranced by a new innovative and interactive sensory performance from one of the UK’s leading early-years performers and storytellers. Ruthie Boycott-Garnett’s “The Adventures of Pom” is an intimate adventure adapting the Greek myth, Persephone, and incorporating puppetry, projections, soundscapes, storytelling and live music to engage the very youngest audiences and their families in a new theatre experience.
Originally commissioned in 2015, by The Big Imaginations consortium of theatre venues, which specialise in bringing the highest quality children’s theatre to communities across the region, the show is now coming to the Fylde in a very special one off event programmed by Lytham based Fable Arts at Park View 4U Eco Pod.
Fable Arts Artistic Director, Alex O’Toole, said “After the sell-out success of the Babies Overboard shows we programmed at AKS School in October, we were overwhelmed with positive feedback from the audience, with many people getting in contact with us to ask if we could put on more interactive shows for young families. We’ve had our eye on ‘The Adventures of Pom’ for a while because it’s a beautiful interactive show. We knew we wanted to bring something visually spectacular which would heighten the senses of babies and young children and entrance them with a magical story. Ruthie’s show absolutely fit the bill. We’re thrilled to be bringing it to the Fylde this December.”
Ruthie Boycott-Garnett, already well known to many families for her performances of ‘Cello Babies’ throughout the UK and regular workshops at the Bridgewater Hall, Horse and Bamboo Theatre and Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester said, “This will be my first ever performance in the Fylde. I’ve heard lots of good things about Park View 4U so I’m really looking forward to it.”
‘The Adventures of Pom’ will be performed three times across the day; 10.00am, 11.30am and 1.30pm at Park View 4U Eco Pod on Thursday 15th December. Tickets cost £6 for adults, £ 6 for babies / young children up to four years old and must be purchased in advance via the Fable Arts online box office or by telephone on 0333 666 3366.