A Ukrainian Folktale

The Mitten tells the story of how a diverse set of animals can all come together in one place, coexist, and share their own stories.


"The Mitten" is a thought-provoking participatory show that delves into the themes of migration and group identity. Through the seamless interplay of live music, physical theatre, and captivating storytelling, we invite you to join us on an immersive journey into the complexities of the human experience.

In a world where thousands of families are forced to flee their homes due to conflicts, "The Mitten" becomes a powerful exploration of what it means to search for a new sense of belonging. As Southend-on-Sea embraces migrant families and unaccompanied minors, we aim to foster empathy and understanding among our community's youngest members.

A Glimpse of a life


Funded by The Community Investment Board, the Postcode Lottery, Essex Community Fund, 99by19, ROHB and the U.K. Government, this unique production is not just a performance; it's an invitation for you and your family to become an integral part of the story. As we explore the concept of "home," we welcome your voices and perspectives to shape the narrative, creating an inclusive space where ideas flourish and connections deepen.

Discover "The Mitten" and let the power of participatory theatre ignite conversations about home, belonging, and the resilience of the human spirit. Join us on this captivating journey as we celebrate the strength of diversity and the warmth of community.

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