The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

presented by In My Shoes Theatre Company 

9th March 7pm

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy follows four new friends as they explore the world around them and what life actually means. The main message is that home isn’t a physical place, but we are here to love and be loved. The focus is on kindness, compassion, and love.


In My Shoes Theatre Group is a disability led theatre group for young artists with disabilities in Oldham and surrounding areas. The aim of In My Shoes Theatre Group is to raise awareness of and develop equal opportunities for artists with disabilities in the arts. We aim to provide artists with disabilities a platform and a voice through the arts and performance opportunities to promote community cohesion and inclusivity.

“I’m so small,” said the mole. “Yes” said the boy “but you make a huge difference”.

“We don’t know about tomorrow” said the horse, “all we need to know is that we love each other”.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” “kind” said the boy.


Sophie Bailey: The Boy
Ben Butler: The Mole
Bethany Hammond: The Fox/ The Red Squirrel
Katie Harris: The Horse/ The Hedgehog
Grace Meadham: The Robin/ Rabbit 1
Oliver Massey The Dormouse/ The Eagle
Lisa Deakin: Rabbit 2

Production crew:

Emily Skeldon: Founder and Artistic Director
Sharon Skeldon: Support Coordinator
Tracy Johnson: Dance Coordinator
Alice Irwin-Holland: Support Artist
Verity Mann: Costume Designer
Lighting and Sound: David Plowright & Andrew Mann
Stage Manager


Photos Alan Gorst

message from Emily Skeldon

Founder and Artistic Director of In My Shoes Theatre Group.
Our production this evening at the Millgate Arts Centre marks our first debut performance in a theatre setting. The story of the BMFH feels like the perfect story to bring to life as the message of kindness, acceptance, bravery and not being afraid to show your true self are at the heart of the work we do at In My Shoes. The performance will also create a diverse opportunity for our community to get together to enjoy a performance that raises awareness of disability led theatre, promotes inclusivity, acceptance, and boosts community spirit. We have been focusing on physical theatre and how we can use our bodies to express meaning and storytelling. This physical style of theatre has inspired our adaptation of the BMFH.

I am incredibly proud of our young artists for dreaming, believing, and achieving.

‘Always remember you matter, you are important, and you are loved, and you bring to the world things no one else can.’ (Charlie Mackesy).

The show runs for approx 1 hour with no interval 


Sat 9th March 2024


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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