THE theatre that trained two of the stars from this year’s triple Oscars winner, 1917, was behind a sell-out theatre show that came to West Wiltshire,.

Courtesy of Spurgeons Children’s Charity and its West Wiltshire Children’s Centre team, the Bristol-based Travelling Light Theatre Company, backed by the Bristol Old Vic, brought three performances of its new early years show, Igloo, to the White Horse Country Park in Westbury on February 4.

Mark Strong, who plays Captain Smith in the film and Adrian Scarborough, playing Major Hepburn, both trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

The 30-minute theatre experience told the story of sisters Ira and Sadie who wait… and wait… and wait for the winter’s first snow to arrive so they can build an igloo. It played to babes in arms and accompanied pre-schoolers.

The award-winning Travelling Light specialises in creating moving stories for young audiences and their families. Featuring stripped-back sets and costumes, original music, song and movement, its productions are inventive and playful, exploring big themes and ideas with a lightness of touch and a depth of feeling that resonates with adults and children alike.

The theatre company fundraised to take Igloo on tour, provided it was made available to families free of charge. Spurgeons arranged the venue, which was offered by White Horse Country Park at a discounted rate.