Come and see the show!

When We Started Singing

This play has been commissioned  in collaboration with Rochdale Council and has been created by the M6 Theatre Company.

The play tells the story of Mr Popple who  feels lonely during lockdown and finds a way to connect with the neighbours in his street. A lovely and uplifting story for 2021.



When we started singing

The full version of the 15 minute film



When we started singing (with BSL)

The full version of the play with British Sign Language.



A range of creative and fun follow up activities, inspired by the film and designed to help children connect with each other.

Resource Activity Pack








The soundtrack for the specially commissined song from the film is available here, along with the lyrics and backing track.







BSL Tutorial

Learn how to sign along with the song, so whilst children can’t sing with their voices in school – they can sign with their hands and hearts!