Theatre Porto & Theatre Hullabaloo present
My mother told me not to stare
Ages: 7+ year olds
An operatic production for children for national touring
Told in operatic, gothic style, My Mother Told Me Not to Stare is the story of a young boy called Bobby Rogers, who notices that a child who was there one minute is gone the next.
In Bobby’s town, everybody lives very ordinary lives.
Babies are delivered to their new parents by stork, and made to live, until useful of course, in drawers. Children who are naughty and break the rules of the town, will be sent far away, never to return!
About the show
Join Bobby on an extraordinary musical adventure in which he finds strength in friendship to confront the horror of the Fixing Kitchen.
- Writer – Finegan Kruckemeyer
- Director – Nina Hajiyianni
- Composer – Dr Martyn Harry
- Designer – Bek Palmer
- Producer – Miranda Thain
“Stretches the boundaries of children’s theatre in a darkly entertaining, absurd tour-de-force” – Public Reviews
“Bold, intelligent and breaking new ground” – Northern Echo
“it remains ground-breaking and powerful, never “nice”, never patronising its audience but challenging both children and adults alike. See it – and take your kids!” – British Theatre Guide