“Such an imaginative show! The children were totally absorbed and laughed throughout. The theme of friendship was very useful to trigger conversations about the play in the classroom” Teacher at Stokes Park Primary School
Friendly Ever After is a touching story of two young clowns trying to find true friendship. When fate unites them, they realise that cultivating a new friendship is not an easy job, particularly at this early stage of their lives. They discover together the beauty of friendship and the need to respect, help and understand one’s friend.
Between the many jokes, arguments, disputes and amusing moments,the two clowns, with the help of the young audience that friendship can be deeper and more rewarding if they simply start to act with genuine kindness, tolerance and empathy with one another.
Friendly Ever After is an examination of childhood friendships and a portrayal of children’s early social experiences. It has been developed and produced for 5 to 11 year old children by Maria and Joao, children’s educational professionals, who are also the actors in this play. Friendly ever after was successfully presented at numerous schools in Lisbon and Madeira over the past 7 years and now is being rolled out to schools and venues in the South West of England. The show has been fully developed using professional theatre clown techniques which uses physical rather than verbal language. This stimulates the children’s creativity and imagination and makes them consciously aware of their own social experiences.
“I thought the show was amazing. The children were completely absorbed in the characters and the stories they were telling. I couldn't help but laugh out loud along with the children. A big thumbs from me!” Audience Member
Recommended Age: 5-12