The Smeds and The Smoos at The LowryShekina Rose, Families Editor
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)