Open-Air Production of I AM TURTLE at Martineau Gardens: 30/5/19
This May half-term, The Makeshift Ensemble theatre company will bring its touring production of ‘I am Turtle’ to community garden, Martineau Gardens, on Thursday 30 May, 12noon. The open-air show tells the Turtle’s life story through puppetry, music and live theatre with a strong message about what can be done to keep the sea plastic free.
Within the beautiful, leafy grounds of Martineau Gardens, the audience will discover the ancient song of the Sea Turtles, based on ‘Turtle’s Song’ by Alan Brown, as they journey from hatchling into adulthood, though shipwrecks and sea shells. Makeshift Ensemble will bring the story to life, performing from the Gardens’ shipwreck play deck.
Gill Milburn, Director of Martineau Gardens said: “We’re delighted to welcome The Makeshift Ensemble for this afternoon theatre – reducing our plastic consumption is a theme close to our hearts at Martineau Gardens, which is an oasis for wildlife.”
Visitors are welcome to bring picnics, blankets and folding chairs. The Gardens, though only two miles from Birmingham city centre are a green oasis that is teeming with wildlife. After the show , there’s plenty to enjoy. Families can get close to nature, explore the beautiful community garden, with woodland, gardens, vegetable beds, a bird hide, the Stick Man trail and more.
‘I am Turtle’ takes place at Martineau Gardens on Thursday 30 May, 12noon at 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG. Advance admission price is £8 Adult (£5 Child). Tickets are also available on the gate, subject to availability. Located five minutes from the MAC and opposite the Priory Hospital. There are parking spaces available on site or the Gardens are served by buses 1, 45, 47, 61, 63, or X64. More details are available by calling 0121 440 7430 or logging onto www.martineau-gardens.org.uk/events
Martineau Gardens, Edgbaston
This event is organised by Martineau Gardens