The Girl Who Couldn’t Pretend

Illustration by Ciara Long

‘Its just a box, I don’t want to pretend, 

I really don’t need an imaginary friend.

Its square and it’s small and it’s made of wood,

There’s nothing more than that to be understood’


There was once a girl who couldn’t pretend. One day, while mum is busy, she’s left alone in a room with nothing but a box. But maybe a box isn’t just a box after all…

The Girl who Couldn’t Pretend is a whirlwind adventure story of a girl who tries to find her imagination. Helped by many characters along the way, she hunts through forests, sea and sky to pretend her way into some of the most amazing places – from whale racing with the Queen of the underwater world, to flying in a hot air balloon to name the stars.

With live, original music, fun characters and interaction, Flossy and Boo return with their magical brand of storytelling in this beautiful story about the power of imagination. 

Perfect for 2-8 year olds but all are welcome.