This Easter, families are invited to blast off into space to see The Smeds and The Smoos at The Lowry, in an exciting and quirky adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, with performances taking place between 12 and 16 April.
The red Smeds and the blue Smoos live on a planet far, far away. Sadly, the Smeds and the Smoos are forbidden to mix with each other. One fateful, life-changing day, Janet, a red Smed, who lives by a lobular lake, falls in love with Bill, a blue Smoo, who lives on a humplety hill. They accidentally bump into each other in the Wurpular Wood, and it is here, in the woods, that the story of these star-crossed young aliens begins. They devise a cunning plan to soar away together; they steal a rocket, and off they fly, far away through stars, galaxies and milky ways, far from their disapproving friends and families, who in turn, search the entire universe to find them – but can their families get them to return home?
At the heart of this colourful, hilarious production is a story of friendship, family, love and togetherness. The Smeds and the Smoos at The Lowry promises worlds and worlds of fun; with delightful music, ferocious laughter, dream-like puppetry, props and costumes, an infectiously enthusiastic cast and interplanetary, dream-like adventures for everyone aged 3 and up. The Smeds and The Smoos is produced by Tall Stories – the same company that created the much loved performances, ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’, live on stage.
“An irresistibly funny and wise story” (New Statesman)
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