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Amongst the Stars

Something very precious has disappeared, without it things are not quite right, things don’t happen the way they should. A search party is dispatched and amidst the red velvet, gold leaf and limelight they discover a magical world, a world that is keeping something very special, very safe.

Christmas 2016 saw us return with a magical tale set around Theatre Royal Brighton for young children and adults to share.

The performance was a promenade experience so audiences walk from place to place and the journey includes stairs. Most suitable for 4 – 7 year olds.


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Amongst The Stars is a charming interactive mystery tour around Theatre Royal Brighton.

Each scene takes place in beautifully decorated little ante-rooms, by an ornate mirror or in the welcomingly warm auditorium.

They spin the show along with professional slickness and indulge in individual needs. This is a brilliantly designed Christmas piece offering magic and pleasure, while demanding a certain beadiness from the audience.” The Argus 4 ****

“A perfect show to enjoy this Christmas. An enchanting journey for young children. All parents know trying to keep their little ones still and quiet during a show can be very challenging. So, if you are lucky enough to find one that allows your children to walk around and interact, you know half the battle is over. If you are then lucky enough to find a show that holds their imagination, you feel like you’ve won the lottery.

Amongst the Stars is one of these shows. It is superbly acted and cleverly designed to take your little ones on a journey around the theatre as they help Mrs Nye Chart search for her special necklace.

With music, Christmas carols, puppets and laughter it is a journey children will love. The warm apple juice, biscuits and take home presents all add to the enjoyment.

My children were enchanted and as we left I asked my two young companions what they would like to do next. The reply ‘can we go do it again.’ I think that says it all.” What’s On 4 Kids UK

Donatello Brighton saw the arrival of The Enchanted Cottage and bespoke window displays featuring Little Red Riding hood and her love of reading.

A Winters Trail, took place in December 2015. It featured in the Metro as one of the Top 10 things to do and here’s what a few of the press had to say…

“Enchanting promenade…thoughtfully devised. Family Arts Festival award-winner Herringbone Arts is a local company specialising in promenade pieces and puppetry. They’re a gift to Theatre Royal Brighton.” Bella Todd. The Stage 4 ****

“A beautifully crafted and brilliantly magical reminder of what’s important during the Christmas season” The Argus 4 ****

“The staircases and nooks and crannies of the Theatre Royal lend themselves perfectly to this perambulating production from Brighton-based Herringbone Arts, which involves a gentle story of lost magic interpreted by two child-friendly narrators, ingenious use of wall pictures and some delightful models and puppets.” Bill Avenell. The Reviews Hub    4.5 ****

“Hearing my daughter’s own shared moments filled me with tears and made the whole experience even more magical for us both. My daughter was completely enchanted, as was I.” What’s Good To Do    5 *****

A Winter’s Trail -Theatre Royal, Brighton

A Winters Trail

“Winter has enveloped the Theatre. The snow is drifting, the icicles hang like glass – it’s cold, mysterious and beautiful. A teller of tales leads you through this glistening landscape as stories unfold, treasures are collected and magic is made.”

This enchanting and very special promenade experience, for adults and young children to share, celebrates the joy of winter and the fun of Christmas time.

This performance took place around Theatre Royal Brighton December 2015.

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