Olivia Furber

Spirits of the Sea

About

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 families.

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.

Credits

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. 

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