The Lowry theatre in Salford will welcome its first new show of the new year with Guillaume Pige’s Bluebelle. The production is non-verbal, making it accessible to deaf audiences without the need for BSL interpretation.

Bluebelle follows a King and Queen who are placed under a spell that impacts their fertility. Wishing to become parents they summon the BlueBelle fairy, and their wish is granted, but at a cost. Guillaume Pige’s show follows the struggles of parenthood that the King and Queen face.

The show incorporates narratives and storylines from folktales collected by Angela Carter, Italo Calvino, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault.

Bluebelle will be shown at the Lowry theatre on the 8th and 9th February 2022 at 7pm and 2pm.

Bluebelle was created with visual vernacular artists, meaning that the creation of the play drew on people’s real-life experiences to portray it in theatre. To ensure the authenticity of the portrayal of parenthood the makers of the BlueBelle production Theatre Re’s, interviewed a wide range of parents of various ages. To correlate experiences to create the show.

Bluebelle is created using physical theatre, poetry, and mime to tell the story. Guillaume Pige, who is the director of Bluebelle, said: “transformation to visual vernacular, from rich musical textures to sound design, from philosophy to silliness, and from real life experiences to ancient folktales. The result is Bluebelle, a new tale about being a parent. It unravels our desires, our weaknesses, and ultimately our strength and ability to care for those born after us.”

Tickets are available from £16 at

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