The award-winning Rochdale based M6 Theatre Company will present ‘Little Gift’ at The Lowry Wed 18 – Mon 31 December 2018.
Guy Hargreaves who was born in Wythenshawe and grew up in Bury will be flying solo in the new children’s theatre show which tells an optimistic story of friendship and hope.
Ted is a lonely old soul, living all alone in the big city. One morning his life is changed forever when a mysterious helping hand steps in and disrupts his quiet routine. This playful show presents Ted’s tale with a heart-warming mix of puppetry, live music and song.
‘Little Gift’ is performed by Darwen-based actor Guy Hargreaves, who has worked previously with M6 on the original tour of their OFFIE Award-winning show ‘Whatever the Weather.’
M6 Theatre Company artistic director Gilly Baskeyfield said; “We knew we needed a very special actor to bring ‘Little Gift’ to life and we saw a number of performers for the role. Guy’s wonderful attitude, alongside his top notch clowning, dancing and musical skills make him the perfect fit. The audiences love him.”
The show is directed by one of the world’s leading theatre makers Andy Manley (White, One Little Word). Gilly Baskeyfield created the show with Andy Manley and said; “The idea for the show came from a chat with Andy about stories of redemption and helping a sad character, much like ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Giving a gift is a lovely thing for both parties. It’s a way of noticing somebody and saying ‘I remember you.”
Founded in 1977 and based in Rochdale, M6 Theatre Company is acknowledged as one of Britain’s leading touring theatre companies specialising in creating and delivering high quality theatre for young audiences. The company’s production of WHATEVER THE WEATHER (in association with Polka Theatre, created and directed by Gilly Baskeyfield) won an Off West End Theatre Award in 2016 for Best Production for Young People (0-7 years).
Dates: Wed 18 – Mon 31 December 2018
Times: 11.30am & 2pm. No performances Tue 25 & Wed 26 December 2018.
Tickets: £9. Concession £3 off. Family ticket £26.
Age guidance: 3 – 7 years