m6 Theatre Company

Pebble on the Beach

Ages 3+

Schools Tour Summer 21 and National Tour Spring 22

A brand new story for young children and families, Pebble on the Beach uses minimal language and features all of the elements that audiences have grown to love and expect in an M6 show:  optimism, picture book design and a whole lot of heart.

A small coastal cove comes alive as layers of the natural landscape are magically revealed by two highly physical performers. Combined with live music, dynamic choreography and engaging puppetry, Pebble on the Beach will transport audiences to a fun and unforgettable day at the seaside.    

Everyone’s welcome on Al’s beach. He rents deck chairs and sells beach toys but his real joy comes from the beautiful objects he makes from beach treasure – reclaiming, recycling and rehoming.

Shy Samantha has decided to take a risk and spend the day at the seaside. Prepared for every eventuality, she’s even taken Pebble with her too. Pebble is Samantha’s best friend. Pebble is a tortoise.

When Al lets curiosity get the better of him, Pebble goes missing. But in looking for her much-loved friend, Samantha comes out of her own shell and discovers the freedom to be herself.

M6’s resident creative team Gilly Baskeyfield and Joss Matzen, are joined by sound designer Mark Melville, choreographer TC Howard and puppet maker Shona Reppe, to bring you Pebble on the Beach, a tale that helps us all feel safe in the world and know that we matter.


Creator and Director: Gilly Baskeyfield

Composer: Mark Melville

Designer/Production and Touring Director: Joss Matzen

Puppet Maker: Shona Reppe

Choreographer: TC Howard


If you're interested in booking this show for Spring 2022, please contact Joss Matzen on 01706 355898 or
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