Libraries book in a theatrical adventure

Published: 2 March 2019
Reporter: David Upton

From Monday March 4, 10 of Greater Manchester’s libraries will enter the world of Alluriat: an immersive and interactive theatrical adventure for 7- to 11-year-olds.

Presented by Cheshire-based theatre company Forest Tribe, this original production is aimed at enticing local schools and children to see their local public spaces in a new light.

Bookshelves, reading spaces and meeting rooms will transform into a watery wonderland. Told by two performers—Purvi Parmar and Jennifer Kay—using puppetry, illusion and physical theatre, this new show fuses visuals and digital technology to explore themes of love and division, nurture and abandonment and environmental change.

Starting in Wythenshawe Forum Library, the tour will take in a number of libraries including Longsight, Manchester Central, Salford, Trafford, Abraham Moss, North City (Harpurhey), Oldham, Blackburn and Stockport before concluding in Bolton on March 21.