As you can’t come to us for a Christmas show this year, we’d like to bring a Christmas show to you in your home instead — by post!
When you buy a ticket for The Seashell Stew we’ll send you a box containing everything you’ll need to create your own festive family show. All you’ll need to do is to cut out and colour the puppets and set, then visit the website address we’ll send you in the package to listen to the story and act along.
With original art-work, sound design and music, The Seashell Stew brings a little bit of theatre magic into your home. Enjoy a screen-free family experience with this craft box meets paper theatre meets radio play experience.
Each (A4 flat) box will contain: 5 x A4 cards with cut out puppets, costume and set; 1 sheet of tissue paper; 1 pair of scissors; 1 box of colouring pencils; 1 glue stick; 1 pencil sharpener; 1 token to listen to the 20 min audio play (card with link to listen to it); and 1 card with explanation.
We’ve been given a little glimpse inside the box… 🎁
The Seashell Stew is this year’s Christmas show you can create and enjoy at home. You’ll be sent a pack to craft your own mini set, and a link to listen to a magical festive story that goes with it. https://t.co/8hJ973xGOk pic.twitter.com/GuAdyhaq0a
— The Met (@themet) December 9, 2020
Step inside and discover a seaside town where nothing much happens and everyone likes to keep to themselves, until one day…
The Seashell Stew was created thanks to the generous support of the Loveday Family Grassroots Endowed Fund and the Albert Burns Children’s Trust, both administered by Kent Community Foundation. What’s Coming out of the Box would also like to thank Touchstones Rochdale, The Met, The Boo and Arts Depot for their support.
Dates & Times
£15 per box (inc p&p) or pay £20 for your box to help us share The Seashell Stew with another family
Suitable for 5-10 year olds and their families.
Not recommended for children under 4 (sharp object). Children should not be left unattended.
Boxes will be mailed out no later than Friday 18 December, so they’re guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.
Please note that when you buy online you will be given the options to be sent a ticket by email or to collect at The Met. This is for the receipt for your purchase. You will be mailed the box no matter which of these options you choose.
Pay £5 more and help up to share The Seashell Stew with another family
Each show in a box has been put together by hand and a lot of work has gone into writing, devising and recording the audio play that you will enjoy. We have a limited supply of these boxes and we really want to get them to families who will enjoy a little screen-free creative time together this Christmas.
Each box cost £13 to create and we’re asking you to pay just £15. For every box we sell, we will supply another free of charge to a family in the Bury community who we can work with thanks to our outreach team. If you’re able to pay £20 for your box you can help us to part fund this work.