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Squiggle Productions


Friday 9 February, 2024. 5.30pm

(School performance available at 1pm, contact to enquire).

£10 Adult, £8 child.

Babes in arms up to 12 months free.

A booking fee of 6.5% + £0.49 per sold ticket is included when booking a ticket online through our Eventbrite platform.

The Boy & The Seahorse is an modern Northumbrian folktale with original music exploring our seafaring heritage, celebrating cultural differences and educating younger audiences on articulating negative emotion.


Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1899. Hope is in the air, we are at the end of the black plague pandemic, people are finally leaving their houses and electricity Sir William Armstrong has installed electric street-lamps on the Quayside. We follow a brave sailor boy as he embarks on his magical seafaring adventure to earn enough money to see his mother through the winter.


The boy must learn about all the mythical creatures of the sea and how to defeat them as well as his own anxieties (The Whispers Of The Kraken) With the help of his crew-mates and Northumbrian folklore, the boy seeks the help of the magical seahorse to ensure everyone returns home safely.


This short piece of family theatre currently aligns with Primary School Curriculum.


Written by Benjamin Storey (Wishes On The Wind, Live Theatre 2022) 

Directed by Katy Weir (Cinderella, Northern Stage 2023/2024).

Suitable for ages 5+ (please note there are elements of loud music)

The Boy and the Seahorse Trailer
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