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Local primary school children and their teachers are invited to Bolton School to enjoy a new magical outdoor theatre production called ‘The Lost Words: Told in Gold’. 

The production is the official adaptation of the book ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris and has been adapted and directed by Collette Murray. It will be performed by UnderSong Productions and has been described as suitable for family audiences and the young at heart of any age.

A woodland theatre-trail for all ages, ‘The Lost Words: Told in Gold’ production takes it audience through a giant goldfinch nest through to a woodland, featuring stunning 3D installations of Morris’ golden illustrations and Macfarlane’s words. 

Audiences are invited to seek, find and speak the lost words; spells wrapped around trees, words to be discovered in the undergrowth and perched on branches like starlings. Let new words take and root and thrive and grow! 

Recommissioned by Bolton School and supported by Arts Council England, ‘Told in Gold’ will come alive in the school grounds and then tour across the local area visiting Bolton at Home community centres. 

UnderSong Productions’ exciting new show will take place across the school day in their huge goldfinch nest dome, with the School’s beautiful woodland as the backdrop. 

Ticket numbers for each show are limited to 50 in accordance with the dome’s capacity and are on sale now (£10 each) via the email below. A free ticket for accompanying staff is available per every 15 pupil tickets purchased.   

The shows run times are 10am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm on every day between 11-15 July. Bolton School's own pupils from Infant School to Year 7 will enjoy the production from 27 June to 8 July.

There will also be two weekend days when the show is open to non-school groups: 2nd July when it airs for Youth Zone and Bolton School's Saturday Social club with the Octagon Theatre and when there will also be a Gala as well as two public shows on Saturday 16 July. 

Positive audience feedback about the show includes:

‘If a three year old can be totally taken by it without understanding the deeper meaning of it and me to be in tears watching it, it is the perfect package.’ 

‘If you hear of this being performed anywhere near you, go see it!’ 

‘An immense theatrical performance that captivated adults and children alike.’

Get involved!

Primary schools are also encouraged to get involved. UnderSong Productions would love attending primary schools to take part in a mass art exhibition and costume parade that will decorate the inside of their huge Goldfinch nest theatre. This link to the John Muir Trust website will give you some ideas and this UnderSong Productions link will also give you some ideas for getting involved.

Please contact UnderSongProductions@hotmail.com to book your tickets and for further information and they will send you a digital pack with some ideas for becoming an honorary ‘Goldfinch’ school.

You can find a flyer explaining all about the show through this link.

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