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The Big Friendly Giant (BFG), one of Roald Dahl's popular children's stories. When Sophie is snatched from her bed one night by a giant, she is relieved to discover that this particular giant is the BFG and not one of his disgusting neighbours who guzzle little chiddlers. It is the start of an amazing adventure which ends up with Sophie and the BFG hatching a plan to rid the world of unfriendly giants for ever - even the Queen gets involved.
Get ready for a fantastic live stage show adventure, full of fun, songs and games with your CBeebies friends.
Justin & Friends: MrTumble's Circus, promises the singing, dancing and fun-filled surprises that are synonymous with CBeebies Live!, all topped with comedy and the thrills and excitement of the big top. Joining Justin Fletcher MBE for this fantastic new show will be pre-school favourite Mr Tumble, alongside more characters from the CBeebies programme ?Gigglebiz' and ?Something Special' with more soon to be announced.
Dinosaur Zoo brings amazing pre-historic creatures to the stage in a unique way that is super-fun for all the family. Meet Dinosaur Zoo's newest addition, Australovenator, a carniverous theropod and the most complete carniverous dinosaur skeleton that has been discovered in Australia. Other dinosaurs range from the cutest baby dinosaurs right the way up the scale to the most ferocious giants.
For everyone aged 3 and above. Running time: 50mins
It's Dusk, the time when everything changes. Nestled together in the heart of a forest, a group of creatures with furry tails are watching and waiting for someone to arrive! A unique immersive family theatre experience which is part live performance, part adventure film, Dusk explores the meaning of home, family, change, and reunion. Tails will be provided! Suitable for ages four and up.
Age 4+. Duration: 60mins
Grimm's fairytale. The classic story of two children sent into the woods. Unable to find their way home, they find a cottage made of cake and candy. Here lives a wicked witch who locks Hansel in a cage and tries to fatten him up ready for her to eat.
Running time: 75mins. Ages 5-11
Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug. He tries to find the perfect one, but none of them seem quite right. After all, there are so many different hugs to choose from. But Douglas soon discovers that there's only one hug that will do - a big bear hug from his mum!
Suitable for ages 3-7
The story begins in a tiny village more or less covered in snow, where a Hanukkah Latke, a fried potato pancake, is born screaming. The Latke jumps from the boiling pan and races through the wintery village, deep in the throes of festive preparations. Lost amongst the snowy landscape and Christmas lights, will our Latke ever find where it belongs?
This adaptation of the absurdly funny Lemony Snicket story is vividly brought to life in Tall Stories' unique physical style, with live music, lots of laughs and a screaming potato pancake.
When a little girl leaves her home one day in search of her own adventure and in pursuit of her Granny, she opens the door to voyages, challenges, visions and unexpected new beginnings. Based on Hans Christian Andersen's much-loved classic, The Little Match Girl, this is the enchanting story of a young child's hopes and dreams; simple pleasures and losses. Join us for a heart-warming, magical and life affirming tale for all the family. Experience beautifully inventive storytelling, puppetry, song and live music in this spellbinding production.
Age: 2+. Running time: 50mins
Saint Georgie, a professional monster catcher and his faithful sidekick, Squeezy, are on their most dangerous mission yet. Overcome your fear of fiends, spiders, crocodiles and aliens through the power of spoken word and live music in this fast moving, out of this world adventure, including site-specific digital game playing.
The Octonauts are a dynamic eight-member team of quirky and courageous adventure heroes who dive into action whenever there is trouble under the sea. Equipped with a fleet of aquatic vehicles, they rescue amazing sea creatures, explore incredible new underwater worlds, and often save the day before returning safely to their home base, the octopod. Based on the original books by Meomi, Octonauts is animated by Brown Bag Films and continues to go from strength to strength as a unique and exciting global pre-school brand.
In Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure the entire crew of the Octonauts, led by intrepid explorer Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso, embark on an exciting new underwater quest and visit amazing underwater worlds full of adventure, with surprises around every corner. This action-packed interactive show features new music (from BAFTA-award winning composer Mani Svavarsson) and all the Octonauts live on stage for the very first time.
Set on the pirating high seas, a perfectly capable, yet diminutive Pirate (the world's smallest) and a dowdy Parrot of gigantic proportions (the world's largest) meet in a strange twist of fate. Follow this hilarious odd couple as they discover bountiful hidden treasures sailing through giant storms on rough seas, fighting untold scary-things in their journey of discovery and friendship: to find somewhere safe that they can call home. This is a funny and entertaining show for the whole family. Starring
Traditional story of a princess whose royal background is put to the test by a pea placed under several mattresses. Will she notice the tiny lump in the bed as a real princess should, or is she an impostor?
In this new fantastical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess and the Pea, Mike Kenny and the inventive Tutti Frutti team create a funny, original, beautiful retelling of this familiar tale. Not for the faint hearted, fake Princesses or for those who have trouble sleeping at night! Age 3+
The Rainbow Elves and the Shoemaker is a colourful and uplifting fairy tale. The Shoemaker and his wife are very poor and need money to buy food and warm their home. One morning, they are astonished to find a beautiful pair of shoes on their kitchen table. But who has made them? The magical Rainbow Elves! Come along and meet these colourful characters, and join in with this magical tale. This performance is accessible for deaf and hearing people.
Follow Acapella and her friends on a musical expedition deep into the rainforest! Searching for strange creatures on a journey full of adventure, the children inhabit the rainforest world by playing instruments and things they find on the way, taking part in Acapella's tales. Story and music unfold hand in hand as the children are supported on their quest by an actor and a musician in this fully participatory performance.
Have you ever seen a fairy? Mrs Buttersnap hasn't and she's an expert on fairies! Join her on a journey into another realm full of wonder, mayhem and close encounters of the fairy kind in a fun and exciting story full of comedy, shadow puppetry and the leaps of imagination.
A rhyming story that involves children and adults from the very start. When a tiny snail decides she wants to travel the world, she writes her request on a rock. A blue whale comes to her rescue and together they travel the world. But when the whale becomes stranded, it is his tiny friend who fetches help. Age 3-8
Running time: 50mins. Age recommendation 4-10. Running time: 45mins (no interval)
Tony the Owl lives in the countryside. He's really happy in his little garden until Joe and Charlotte turn up and ruin his peace and quiet. They've moved from the city for a quieter life and, to be honest, they've got no idea what they're doing. To make matters worse, they've bought Mike the Squirrel with them. He's loud, he's cheeky and he likes to party. Featuring puppetry, original music, and real earth, this is a story about making friends, being different and why that's OK.
Commissioned by Farnham Maltings and developed with The Lowry with support from Corn Exchange Newbury and The Albany. Ages 3+. Duration 45mins
Are you a spinner of stories, a teller of tales? For 1,000 nights, Queen Scheherazade has told stories of magic and adventure to the King. Now she's run out of ideas and needs help to finish her last story. If you're clever and brave enough, come and meet her in her tent in the palace gardens for an enchanting journey into the world of The Arabian Nights. Under the Stars celebrates the rich world of Arabic storytelling, including Sinbad the Sailor and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Hear familiar stories and discover new ones on a multisensory adventure with storytelling and shadow play.
It is almost winter but egg is still egg and he can't stay all by himself in the big forest. There are bears and wolves and eagles... Can Percy and the other animals help? After all, spring is not so far away... Ages 3-6
Running time 50 mins
We're going on a bear hunt. - We're going to catch a big one. - What a beautiful day! - We're not scared. A family go on an expedition of a lifetime - running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave...
Little Angel Theatre brings Michael Rosen's thrilling and funny adventure to life in a brand new puppetry production directed by Little Angel Theatre's Artistic Director Peter Glanville and with music by renowned singer-songwriter Barb Jungr.