No matter how the world turns it seems that children love a bedtime story. Sometimes they demand it; sleep is out of the question until some favourite tale has been told or re-told. It is a timeless ritual and a universal one. So much fun is had by all. Parent and child escape to a magic place. The bedtime story is a feature of ‘ShellShock’. Our musical starts with a bang and there is a lot of colourful action but then it gets a bit sad. However, about half way through it erupts again. Our young heroine loves the fantastical tales that her dad used to make up and she remembers a favourite one called 'Billy-Back-To-Front'. In her imagination he spins this fantastical yarn again for her. They act it out together in a whirlwind of energy and invention. For a breathless few moments she can forget her sadness.