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Prism Arts Youth Theatre invite you to come and meet Clarissa the cow

Clarissa the Cow L-R: Amber Maxfield, Vicki Maxfield and Zac Maxfield

[C]ome and meet Clarissa the cow, who is a clever, helpful and brave cow who is staring in her very own production!

‘Until the Cow comes home’ is a magical story based on the real-life adventures of a herd of cows that were swept away in the Cumbrian floods of 2015, one of which survived a 20 mile journey down the River Eden.

Inspired by this story, Prism Arts Youth Theatre have devised a stunning visual piece of outdoor theatre using puppetry, music and dance, that follows Clarissa on her journey and the characters she meets. The production features puppets made by the group and music they created with the help of local musician Russell Burbush.

L-R: Connie Dodds and Nicole Heggie

I like the story. It’s nice. I enjoyed helping to make it’ – Youth Theatre Participant

‘Until the Cow comes home’ will be performed as part of Carlisle Fringe Festival at 2pm on Saturday 25th August in the grounds of Carlisle Cathedral. The performance is free to attend and will be 30 mins long.

‘I love that through Youth Theatre I’ve been able to make good friends’ – Youth Theatre Participant

Prism Arts Youth Theatre is for children and young adults with learning disabilities and autism, it is made possible by funding from Children in Need and Carlisle City Council.

Vicki Maxfield, Youth Theatre Lead Artist said: “Youth theatre offers an opportunity in a safe environment for young people to explore their creative ability. During this project they have developed and written their own story and created the puppets being used in performance. We are looking forward to sharing this fantastic devised piece with our audience.”

For more information about the performance or about future Youth Theatre opportunities email: [email protected] or phone: 01228587691.

I like coming and learning something new’ – Youth Theatre Participant.

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