The Music Box Maker

The Music Box Maker was performed during Spring 2006

Introduction

Gwent Theatre’s latest project for 6 – 9 year-olds enters the magical world of the music box maker where stories overlap with reality and the young audience is taken on a journey of creative possibilities. Into the music box workshop comes Katerina, a young girl whose father has left home. The drama deals sensitively with the issues of separation, family difficulties and loss while delighting young children with its eccentric central characters who assist the young girl with their imaginative tales. Through a web of narratives the characters come to terms with some of the problems surrounding separation and loss. The play enhances the pupils’ educational experience, offering a wide range of follow-up activities for the classroom.