Tuesday 18 February - 2pm

Tall Tree Theatre presents

Lily and the Albatross

Far out in the wild and remote ocean is a small family on an old fishing boat who pass the time with exciting stories and merry music.

The whims of the water control their daily routine but Lily finds herself gazing upwards, where birds swim weightlessly above her head before stealing the precious fish from the fishing nets. 

With the threat of the nightly storm and its whipping winds, the family must pull together, take a leap of faith and look beyond what they have always known to get themselves and their old boat moving again.

Discover the legend of Great Captain Markham, join the family as they battle the elements and meet a gliding albatross, who flies in the face of the storm and gives Lily the nudge she needs to truly stretch her wings.

Lily & the Albatross is a story about a small family of three, the legend of Great Captain Markham and how they learn to fly in the face of a storm. 

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

By Tall Tree Theatre In association with Forest Forge Theatre Company
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

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.

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Tickets: Adults £7.50, Concessions £5.50
Please note that senior citizens are no longer automatically eligible for concessions. See our guidelines

Recommended: 5+

Running time: 50 mins, no interval. We invite the audience to meet the puppets post-show and bring free craft activities for the café/foyer

‘It is a completely delightful show, full of salty tall stories and sea shanty-style songs. Grandfather tells tall tales of getting lost in the Sargasso sea and feeding marshmallows to the dinosaurs – but can he fix that boat?’
The Fine Times Recorder

‘What a wonderful performance, mesmerising for all ages with amazing staging’
Audience member