The Green Ship Sails in to Central Bedfordshire Libraries

Watch Sir Quentin Blake’s beloved children’s book The Green Ship come to life, as Librarian Theatre transforms libraries across Central Bedfordshire into magical spaces and share a heart-warming story about childhood, friendship and the power of imagination.

The play is part of a national tour by Librarian Theatre and tells the story of two young siblings, who whilst on holiday, climb over a neighbour’s wall into a large garden. There they discover a huge ship made out of trees and bushes, make friends with the marvellous Mrs Tredegar and use their imaginations to go on a series of glorious voyages.

The Green Ship is a beautifully illustrated, heart-warming story by Sir Quentin Blake. Enjoyable for both the young and young at heart, The Green Ship allows everyone to rediscover the delight of childhood games based on fun in a great outdoor space; and where the only limit to the adventures you can have, is your own imagination.

Councillor Ian Dalgarno, Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive Member for Community Services says: “We are delighted that our libraries will be hosting performances of this lovely play based on the book by Sir Quentin Blake, one of Britain's most famous illustrators and children's authors. Performances such as this can help bring both books and libraries to life, and in the process encourage imaginations and engender an early curiosity for stories amongst our younger residents.”

You can enjoy The Green ship at the following libraries:

Toddington Library Tuesday 25 June at 6pm

Sandy Library           Wednesday 26 June at 6pm

Dunstable Library     Thursday 27 June at 6pm

Flitwick Library          Friday 28 June at 6pm

Don't miss the boat - book today. Tickets cost just £5 per person and are available at each of the host libraries or online at

Report by KW Central Bedfordshire Council