We’re very proud to announce that The Met’s Christmas production for 2008 will be In the Shadow of Trees, a magical show from Rossendale’s award-winning Horse + Bamboo Theatre.

Set in a mysterious woodland, In the Shadow of Trees tells the compelling story of a young girl, abandoned at birth, who grows up raised by nature alone – a wild child who slowly discovers then loves and protects the natural world she has been raised in. But one fateful day, she learns that she is not the only human in the woods…

“Among all the glitz and glitter of the pantomime season, this enchanting production is like a still small voice of sanity as well as quality” The Stage

Enthralling, captivating, warm and beautiful, In the Shadow of Trees was first produced in 2005 at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, where it won Best New Play at the 2006 Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.

Suitable for children ages 5 years plus and their families, the show lasts approximately 70 minutes.

Dates & Times

Last session: Wed 24 Dec 2008 at 2:00 PM - This event has now passed

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