The Bluebird - A Quest for Happiness

Join Mary Berylune, a Seer, on her quest to find the bluebird and discover what it means to you in our current times.

Inspired by Maeterlinck’s Bluebird, this show raises important philosophical questions for
children & adults within a compelling, interactive quest adventure. What is the bluebird
and where could it be hiding? In the Land of Memory, the Future, the Land of Luxury
or has it flown to the Land of Night? Or have we simply lost the ability to see or hear it?
The audience need to discover their own answers helped by plenty of theatrical magic.

Suitable for families & children aged 6 years + and perfect to support children’s wellbeing.

Audience Feedback

"The story is funny and makes me happy"

Millhouse Primary School

"The overall tone is lovely with gentle switches between more weighty subject matter/thinking and the more playful side"

Independent Drama Specialist, Pavla Beier

"The play was really exciting, I really enjoyed it"

Millhouse Primary School



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Human beings are very odd. Since the death of fairies, they see nothing at all and they never suspect (what’s hidden)…Luckily, I always carry with me all that is wanted to give new light to dimmed eyes…

Fairy Berylune
The Blue Bird, Maurice Maeterlinck

Show Credits

Dramaturg/Director: Anthony Haddon
Writer/Puppetry Director: Natasha Holmes
Performer: Natasha Holmes or Lisa Difford
Design: Rebecca Constable
Music: Eugene Skeef
Shadow Puppets: Lisa Difford / Cara Looij
Puppets: Kathleen Yore / Cara Looij
Devising/Puppetry support: Naomi Rothwell
Photography: Gavin Joynt
Trailer/Film: Richard Swainson

With the creative input from children:

Class 4C, Millhouse Primary School
Participants from Grimm & Co Bluebird workshops held at Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham

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