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Lily & the Albatross

Written by Anna Harriott Tall Tree Theatre In association with Forest Forge Theatre Company 5+
19 February 2019 The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse


Thursday 19 February at 11am & 2pm

In a small coastal village where life revolves around the sea there lives a girl who walks to a different rhythm. While the whims of the water control the daily routines of the community, Lily has a different perspective and finds herself gazing into the sky, where birds swim weightlessly above her head before stealing the precious fish from the fishing nets. 

Lily longs for more; more freedom, more excitement and more time out at sea but tradition and expectation holds these dreams just out of reach. Then one day a very special bird flies in from across the water, one which has travelled an inconceivable distance, one that makes Lily question everything and gives her the nudge she needed to truly stretch her wings. 

A tale of wild weather, wild birds and wild ambitions for ages 5+

Booking Details

Theatre for families

Tickets: £9

SALISBURY MULTIBUY! Enjoy 20% off when you book for 5 or more Fest West events* across Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury Playhouse at the same time

*excluding Exposure, workshops and the South West Symposium

(This offer is valid until Saturday 1 December, subject to availability and not to be used retrospectively).

Cast & Creatives

Directed by Lucy Phillips of Forest Forge Theatre Company
Written by Anna Harriott
Puppet & Set Design by Orpheus Alexander
Music by the Cast and David Lewington

Further Information

Tall Tree makes theatre that touches the hearts of both adults and children, with large bespoke wooden and metal puppets, live music and stories that speak to all generations. Tall Tree are Associate Artist at Forest Forge Theatre Company and create original stories written by Anna Harriott. 

Combining their unique style of puppetry, live music and visual performance, Lily & the Albatross is a heartfelt story about achieving the unachievable and never letting go of your childhood dreams. 

‘Thank you Tall Tree for making an impulsive Saturday outing so worthwhile. The show was amazing, the puppets so beautiful and acting to capture the attention of adults and children alike. A magical experience once again, we will be watching out for your next visit!’ Audience member, Lily & the Albatross at Pound Arts.

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