Masha and the Firebird
Masha and the Firebird is currently in its second development stage, following a hugely successful Arts Council England supported R&D with Theatre Delicatessen in 2017. This culminated in two fully-accessible showings at the Bathway Theatre Greenwich and at the Old Library in Southwark. Further developments to be announced.
Masha is in all respects a totally ordinary girl, but with one extraordinary gift - her gorgeous, magical paintings.
She is so talented that the Firebird himself approaches her with a truly urgent request. He begs her to paint his eggs to disguise them from the evil witch Baba Yaga, a foul, monstrous crone who is bent on their destruction.
What follows is an adventure even Masha herself could not have foreseen; a journey which takes her to the gloomy bottom of the deepest lakes and balancing on threads of starlight in the night sky.
Masha and the Firebird is a puppetry children's piece, aimed at being fully accessible to all audiences. We are working with a cast comprising of 80% D/deaf and disabled actors, and are looking to increase this representation into our production team as well. BSL-based visual storytelling and audio description will be fully creatively integrated parts of the show, and we are looking to collaborate with groups and individuals identifying as D/deaf or disabled for the next part of the development process. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions or questions.
MASHA AND THE FIREBIRD R&D CREATIVES
Writer: Madeleine Perham
Original children's story: Margaret Bateson-Hill
Director and Co-Producer: Helena Jackson
Co-Producer: Hannah Storey
Company Manager and Movement Director: Josephine Shipp
Puppet Designer: Nikki Charlesworth
Composer: James Blake-Butler
BSL Consultant: Daryl Jackson
BSL Interpretors: Sula Gleeson, Danny Rose, Louise Coigley
Lighting Designer: Stephen Green
Graphic Designer: Alex Wood
Videographer: Silas Elliott
Creative Consultant: Gemma Harvey
MASHA AND THE FIREBIRD R&D CAST