A vibrant new play for children is coming to North Finchley this weekend.

Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine by award-winning playwright Brendan Murray will be performed at artsdepot on Sunday, June 16.

The play uses British Sign Language, spoken word, movement and Japanese-inspired design to tell the charming story of two friends, Hani and Yoshi. Underneath an ever-changing multicoloured sky unfolds a delightful tale of a little boy and a little girl as they make friends, learn about feelings and work out - with a little help from some dancing magpies - how to communicate what’s in their hearts.

Yoshi and Hani are as different as chalk is to cheese: One big, one small. One noisy, one quiet. Side by side they play by the blue sea, run through the green fields and dance in the yellow sunshine.

But one day the sky turns grey and everything starts to change.

tutti frutti’s new touring production has been created in consultation with Professor David Cottrell, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Leeds University. As scientific advisor on Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine, he has played a role in developing its themes of encouraging emotional literacy in young people. Through a captivating performance about friendship, the production aims to promote key areas involved with emotional literacy in young children for discussion.

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Artistic Director Wendy Harris said: “We’ve been on an exciting journey with our creative team which involves bringing Brendan’s superbly playful script to life with striking Japanese design and wonderful original music by Christella Litras. This includes working with a d/Deaf performer in addition to a dancer and spoken word performer – to really open up communication through a production that speaks in many languages to create a vibrant and magical show for children and their adults.

“New writing is one of the vital aspects of our work as a theatre company for young people; we commission and collaborate with leading children’s playwrights to create high-quality original new plays. For Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine, we wanted to create a piece for theatre’s youngest audiences and their families and carers that explores emotions and the importance of identifying and understanding feelings. As with all our work, we’re doing this in a very positive, fun and creative way to make a memorable shared experience.”

artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, N12 0GA, Sunday, June 16, 8am, 11am and 2pm. Details: 0208 369 5454 artsdepot.co.uk