Epic fantasy tale The Chronicles of Atom & Luna is heading on tour this autumn. The magical children’s adventure from Funnelwick Limb, by poet, writer and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young (BBC 6 Music), follows young heroes Atom and Luna on a fantastical journey through nature and time.
When Atom and Luna, who have been left home alone, are saved from starvation by an unexpected visitor Iffley Sney, it leads to a series of magical events. When Iffley falls terribly ill, only the twins can save him, and on a journey that will change their lives forever, they must head into the forbidden forest to seek out Old Mother Redbeard.
Writer, Murray Lachlan Young, comments, I’m so excited we are going to be bringing Atom and Luna to life, a project the team and I have been working on since lockdown! – It’s been such fun imagining and writing the show, so I can’t wait to see it realised live on stage.
Ahead of the tour, audiences can start getting inside the world of Atom and Luna with innovative free digital content available from Funnelwick Limb’s website. Six audio tales (performed by Murray, with music by Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll) delve into the world of the show and a unique, playable augmented reality storybook game gives players the chance to enter the forbidden wood themselves and seek out Old Mother Redbeard.
The production and digital wrap around has been made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England using public money raised via the National Lottery.
• Thursday 13th October and Friday 14th October, 7.30pm – Sir John Mills Theatre, Gatacre Road, Ipswich. Book Tickets HERE»
Full Tour details:
30th September – 1st October Wells Maltings
5th – 6th October Carn to Cove Rural Touring (Launceston and Mousehole)
8th – 9th October The Egg, Bath
12th October The Quay, Sudbury
13th – 14th October The Sir John Mills Theatre, at The Eastern Angles Centre, Ipswich
15th – 16th October Stage 2, Theatre Royal Norwich
19th – 21st and 23rd October Action Transport Theatre, Ellsmere Port
22nd October Z Arts, Manchester
25th – 26th October Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
28th – 29th October Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
2nd November Richard Burton Theatre, RWCMD
3rd – 4th November CRTA Rural Touring (Chester and Tarvin)
5th November Unity Theatre, Liverpool
6th November Waterman Arts, London
14th – 16th November Schools Touring
19th – 20th November Mercury Colchester