Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Slot Machine Theatre

The Boy, The Piano and The Beach

World premiere & Brighton Festival commission

‘Magical—an ideal introduction to the theatre for children' The Stage

A little boy is playing on the beach when, all of a sudden, he is magically transported to another world. His adventures through this enchanting land are packed full of extraordinary encounters with curious and mystical creatures. The question is: can the boy find his way back home?

This enchanting tale is told through puppetry, dance and light projections, all accompanied by stunning live music played on a grand piano. A sensory feast, the show will captivate children of six and upwards, who are welcome to stay and play after the performance to explore the dreamy world of the boy on the beach.

The Boy, The Piano and The Beach is a lovingly created show by Lewes based Slot Machine Theatre. Read our Brighton Festival Hot Seat interview. 

‘Dazzling inventiveness… inspired theatre’ The Guardian on Slot Machine Theatre

To accompany the relaxed performance on Sun 6 May, 11am, we have drawn up a visual story to help you prepare for your visit


Classical Music
Sat 5 May, 3pm; Sun 6 May, 11am (relaxed performance) & 3pm; Mon 7 May, 11am & 3pm

£10, Under 16s £6*
Family ticket £30 (2 adults, 2 children)*