The Bluebird

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Opened 12 Dec 2013
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

It's Christmas, but in Tyltyl's family, times are hard. There are no presents under the tree, the hearth fire flickers pitifully through the ash and Tyltyl's tummy is rumbling. As he wraps himself in his threadbare blanket grumbling and wishing for more, a cantankerous Fairy appears in a puff of smoke and Tyltyl's adventures begin! It originally premiered in 1908 at Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre before transferring to the London Haymarket for Christmas 1909 where it became an artistic and cultural success (including coining the concept of The Bluebird of Happiness). This beautiful and enchanting fairy-tale has delighted families for generations and tells the story of child's Christmas search for The Bluebird of Happiness. Through a journey that spans the Lands of Memory, the Palace of Night, and the Kingdom of the Future, we learn that true happiness can only be found from seeking, rather than finding.