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Multi-sensory theatre for babies at Mansfield Museum

Posted onPosted on 12th Nov

An interactive performance for babies, aged 0-18 months, is coming to Mansfield Museum from Saturday 18 to Monday 20, December.

Audiences are taken on a gentle and immersive journey exploring the world of reflective materials, wrapped up in a soundscape of laid-back music, at Daniel Naddafy’s Glisten.

Watch as the empty space of the theatre fills with colour, sounds and surprises, creating a sensory landscape ready to explore after the performance is over.

Glisten is performed to a small audience creating an intimate and unique theatrical experience that has been co-created by theatre-maker Daniel Naddafy and visual artist Phoebe Stubbs.

The performance lasts 20 minutes and is followed by an interactive free-play session where the babies can explore the tactile world of the show.

Glisten is one of several productions that form part of Half Moon Presents, the producing arm of Half Moon, supporting the promotion and development of theatre for young audiences at a national and international level.

Daniel Naddafy said: “A lot of work for this age range is beautiful but not always artistically engaging for the adults, who are taking the babies to the theatre. I wanted to create something that would be artistically engaging for everyone, and I think I have achieved this with the music, which really seems to link the adults and babies.

“A dad told me recently that he used to love going clubbing, but that he rarely had the chance too now because of his baby. He said Glisten felt like he was going clubbing during the day with his baby. This was one of the best compliments I’ve ever had.”

Tickets are priced at £6.50  and £3.50 for nursery groups and can be obtained by visiting the Box Office or by calling 01623 633133. Tickets are also available online at