Mavis Sparkle 2017 (For ages 4+)

by Gilly Baskeyfield and Dot Wood

Written and Directed by Gilly Baskeyfield and Dot Wood

With a magician for a Dad and a stargazer for a Mum, no wonder there's more to Mavis than meets the eye!

A feather duster in one hand and a few tricks up her sleeve, Mavis is on a journey north to see nature’s biggest light show with her own eyes.  With a little help from her cheeky cuckoo clock, mischievous mop bucket, Spike the hedgehog and a nice cup of tea, Mavis moves ever closer to making her dream come true.

M6’s cosmic production mixes illusion, animation and laughter, inspiring us all to dust away doubts, follow our dreams and reach for the stars!

For ages 4+ and families

"Enchanting...A treasure trove of delights" The Stage

"A modern classic" Children's Theatre Reviews


Edinburgh Fringe 2017 at Pleasance Courtyard

UK National Tour Autumn/Winter 2016/17 including The Lowry, Polka Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith

Autumn 2014 at De Betovering - The Enchantment International Children's Art Festival, The Netherlands

Christmas 2013 at The Royal Exchange, Manchester

May Half Term Tour 2013 including The Spark Arts Festival.

UK National Tour Spring 2013 including Birmingham Rep, Lyric Hammersmith, The Lowry and the egg.

Schools Pilot Tour Autumn 2012

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User comments (14)

  • I took my 6 yr old son to see Mavis yesterday at TBTL, What a fantastic performance, heart warning, funny, engaging. Mavis you were a true delight. The best piece of childrens theatre I think I have ever seen. You bought magic & sparkle to the children & adults alike. Looking forward to seeing future productions. Last night my little boy looked at the stars & asked if Mavis had made it to her light house yet. Thank you.

    Comment left by: Tamsin Gerrard Doyle - 24.02.2017 11:36

  • My family had a super time at this show. Excellently done. Imaginative, engaging and had my sons on the edge of their chair. We all felt like we knew Mavis. She has a very calming presence.when ever we see the north star or if we are lucky the northern lights we will always think of Mavis and this fabulous theatre show

    Comment left by: Elaine imlack - 21.02.2017 22:28

  • Such a lovely afternoon at Lancaster University watching Mavis Sparkle. Totally engaging with a clear message for both young and old alike.

    Comment left by: Joanne - 20.11.2016 20:53

  • fabulous performance my little boy loved it,"Mavis" captured the whole audience.well done!!

    Comment left by: caroline - 12.11.2016 21:44

  • I took my granddaughters aged 4 and 5 to this production at the Egg in Bath and they loved it. 'Mavis' was just great and made sure all the children there felt involved. Just fantastic. Thank you

    Comment left by: mairi rider - 15.10.2016 22:56

  • Wonderful show. My son saw One little Word as his first theatre visit. It had him hooked. We have been many times since. He loved Mavis Sparkle just as much. Thank you!

    Comment left by: Audience member, the egg - 19.03.2013 10:54

  • After seeing one little word we have kept an eye on when you are doing another performance. We saw Mavis Sparkle today and were amazed and enthralled as always. Our 5 year old lives every part of the story and we'll talk about it for weeks and months. Thankyou.

    Comment left by: Audience member, The Lowry - 18.03.2013 12:01

  • Outstanding production that had both my 4 year old boy and myself mesmerised. Eve Robertson as Mavis was amazing. She really captured the innocence in us all, to always have hope. Beautiful production at The Polka in Wimbledon. Well done M6.

    Comment left by: Audience member - Polka Theatre - 08.03.2013 15:35

  • Everyone knows or needs to know a Mavis Sparkle. It made me realise that life is not a rehearsal and we have to make the most of every day and hold onto our dreams and wishes.

    Comment left by: Rachael El-Weshahi - 26.02.2013 11:00

  • Great show today in Pontypridd, both Grandparents and Grandson loved the way you fired the imagination.
    Well worth driving through the snow over the mountain to get there!

    Comment left by: Audience member, Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd - 13.02.2013 16:46

  • We came to Lakeside last weekend as a whole family, grandparents, parents and our boys. All of us came away full of sparkle. Great performance loved by all of us. Well done, will look out for future performances.

    Comment left by: Audience member - Lakeside Arts - 09.02.2013 19:11

  • If you can keep a 7 year old boy entertained for 45 minutes without wriggling about - you're a STAR in my eyes!

    Comment left by: Audience member, Lakeside Arts - 06.02.2013 15:04

  • We all thought it was lovely. A show about magic and sparkle - our favourite things!

    Comment left by: Audience member, Birmingham Rep - 06.02.2013 13:15

  • Great performance, put a sparkle in my heart.

    Comment left by: Audience Member, Lakeside Arts - 06.02.2013 13:12

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