Step inside a mystical mariner's hut with a storyteller and musician
to hear this enchanting tale for audiences of 7-11 years and their
Spirits of the Sea has been specifically developed as a creative entry point into issues of mental health for KS2 children, particularly around ways to tackle anxiety and depression.
It is said that, in ancient times, people bundled their worries and nightmares into sacks and cast them into the sea. The sea felt burdened by people’s sorrows and soon the waves began to feel angry and grew into demons.
Fearful of the sea, the people did not know how to appease the demons.
Only one little girl can calm the sea and teach the children that it is better to let their worries play in the wind than sink beneath the waves, but will the village listen to a child?
Storytelling, live music, puppetry and song combine to tell this beautiful folktale inspired by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko’s picture book Sho and the Demons of the Deep.
Director: Olivia Furber
Writer: Chris Connaughton
Dramaturge: Miranda Thain
Cast: Chris Connaughton, Wayne Walker-Allen
Set Designer: Bek Palmer
Supported and produced by Theatre Hullabaloo
Touring 2017 & 2019