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Snow Mouse

the egg and Travelling Light Theatre Company

A photo of a mouse puppet against a snowy background

Watch two friends embark on an adventure in a magical forest full of play, puppetry, music and wonder in this enchanting tale for babies and the very young to enjoy with their families.

When you enter The Pit, it’s as though winter has arrived, with woods covered in sparkly snow. A child runs outside to discover it all but soon feels lonely. Drawn by a sound, the child finds a sleeping mouse buried under the soft white flakes. Together they explore, sliding, tumbling and laughing, keeping each other safe and warm.

Snow Mouse combines an endearing puppet, one performer, lots of giggles and a tactile set perfect for audiences to come and sit close to the action. Bath-based the egg and Bristol’s Travelling Light Theatre Company make outstanding theatre for children, engaging with their emotions and firing their imaginations.

Read our Visual Story and helpful Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 43KB) before your visit. 

Tagged with: Theatre & dance

40 mins/no interval

Age guidance: 3 months – 3 years

Tue 19 Dec, 3.30pm
Targeted relaxed performance

All performances of Snow Mouse are relaxed but the performance on 19 Dec 3.30pm is particularly suited to those with learning disabilities, sensory or communication needs.

For this performance there will be a ‘chill-out space’ available in the Pit foyer should you need to leave the performance. You will be very welcome to come back in at any point.

‘Visual stories’, which give information about the theatre and the show, are available to help support your visit.  If you would like to receive a visual story, discuss a specific requirement or receive further information please contact the Theatre team – [email protected] or 020 7638 4141 extn 7434



Presented by the Barbican 

Co-produced by Travelling Light Theatre Company and the egg, Bath

Original production by Ellen Havard and Mike Akers



Barbican Blocks

A squishy squashy adventure for under-fives

Play, build and invent in a world of texture and colour for under-fives and their families.

To celebrate Snow Mouse, Barbican Blocks will be offered to audiences and their families after selected performances.

Please note that there is a limited capacity for each session – places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and once we are full we will operate a waiting list for the remainder of the session.

Barbican Blocks Sessions

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Sessions run 1.30–3.30pm

Friday sessions run 10–12pm

Week 1: Wed 6 Dec, Thur 7 Dec, Fri 8 Dec

Week 2: Wed 13 Dec, Thur 14 Dec, Fri 15 Dec, Sat 16 Dec, Sun 17 Dec

Week 3: Tue 19 Dec, Wed 20 Dec, Thur 21 Dec, Fri 22 Dec, Sat 23 Dec 


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