Masha and the Firebird
Masha and the Firebird is currently in it's 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.
Masha is in all respects a totally ordinary girl, but with an extraordinary gift. She is so talented at painting that the Firebird himself approaches her, asking her to paint his eggs to disguise them from the evil witch Baba Yaga. 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 increasing this representation into our production team. 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 Producer: Helena Jackson
Producer 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