THE team behind a new puppetry-based family theatre show are rehearsing in Warrington ahead of a UK tour.

Underwater adventure, Autism and Sea, based on Amy Le Dain’s books, will be taking to the stage later this month, including a date at Pyramid Arts Centre on Tuesday, February 13.

The gentle performance is aimed at children, aged five and above, and is about friendship, school and growing up – only it’s set under the sea.

It explores how autism affects the three characters, Finn, Ollie and Astrid, differently – just like us humans.

The National Autistic Society defines autism as a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

And Amy was inspired to create the story based on her own experiences with autism, although her formal diagnosis came later in life.

Tickets for Autism and Sea are available by visiting or by calling Pyramid’s box office on 442345.

The performance will also be ‘relaxed’ to make it more accessible for those with autism and other forms of neurodivergence.