The Song of Fergus and Kate

Filled with the charm of a children’s cartoon, The Song of Fergus and Kate is a quaint story about friendship and embracing differences that any child would find fascinating.

A quaint story

After being called a monster because of his hump, Fergus runs away to the beach where he meets Kate. The two spend time playing on the beach, showing the importance of acceptance and not judging people by how they look. Filled with an innocence and simplicity, this is a show that is perfectly made for children and would shame any adult whose belief system falls contrary to the plot line.

Accompanied by an animation on a screen behind the stage, this story is told in a gentle rhyme that is incredibly comforting. The stage becomes the beach, and there is a natural beauty and unearthliness that is recreated. With small breaks to include us in the storytelling, this show has an easy charm and warmth which would delight children and evoke a sense of nostalgia in adults.

The Song Fergus and Kate is filled with subtle messaging and lessons that are easily swallowed, from the dangers of mob mentality and single use plastic. It’s a gentle tale that is incredibly soothing to watch, a great start to anyone's morning.

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'Fergus himself was a little stunned and stared with eyes like dinner plates then said: 'My name is Fergus'. She replied: 'And mine is Kate'. In that very second, each of them had found a friend whose souls would remain entangled from now until the end.' An interactive adventure that uses storytelling, music and animation to encourage children to celebrate their differences. 'The animation and music really make the story come alive, perfect for my hyper four-year-old, the right amount of story to action' (Audience member).

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