Theatre

FEBRUARY– Thursday 16th 

Craft Workshop 10am | Performance 11am

Craft Workshop 2pm | Performance 3pm

Moonsmile

Goofus Theatre and Yan Tan Tethera bring you a brand new family-friendly show.
Friendship can be anywhere!
Our story starts with a lonely museum Caretaker, who loses something quite dear to him. In his quest to retrieve what was lost, he finds himself on the moon where he meets the strange but loveable Moonlings. Through a ritual of trust and friendship, the Moonlings help the Caretaker restore what was lost to him. Taking this gift back to Earth, the Caretaker rediscovers all that was hidden!
Blending music with movement, puppetry, play, and mask this nonverbal performance will immerse audiences in storytelling, creating a space for imagination to thrive.

Goofus Theatre : Website | Facebook | Instagram

Yan Tan Tethera : Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Production supported by : Big Imaginations Network

Times
Craft from 10am
Show 11am

Craft from 2pm 
Show 3pm

Run Time
40 minutes 

Price
General Admission : £8
Concessions : £6
PWYC Available

Age Suitability
4+ years

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APRIL – Sunday 2nd | Craft Workshop 2pm | Performance 3pm

The Dancing Elephant

Ri Ri’s Dance Academy and Big Imaginations is bringing their new show The Dancing Elephant.
Experience a stunning blend of both real and virtual environments, as we join Mahi who’s transported into a video game, by magical Moon, Chand. Mahi lands at the Elephant Festival of Jaipur and meets her companion & guide, The Dancing Elephant.
Together they must unlock three levels of Chand’s mystical video game for Mahi to return home. Will they achieve this or will Mahi be locked in the game forever?
The storytelling is enhanced with sand art animation to represent mother earth, the Elephant Festival of Jaipur and back projection for the Holi festival.

Ri Ri’s Dance Academy : Website | Facebook | InstagramTwitter | YouTube

Production supported by : Big Imaginations Network

Time
Craft from 2pm 
Show 3pm

Run Time
60 minutes 

Price
General Admission : £8
Concessions : £6
PWYC Available

Age Suitability
6 to 13 years

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APRIL – Saturday 8th | Craft Workshop 2pm | Performance 3pm

Cardboard Cosmos

Cardboard Cosmos by Stute Theatre is a new family show in development, about using your imagination and making a home, wherever you are in the universe!
A mysterious cardboard craft has crash landed and local people are speculating about its inter-galactic passengers.
Join award-winning Stute Theatre for an interactive live performance, exploring place, community and creativity with 2 out this world visitors from the Cardboard Cosmos!
Expect crafting, creativity, storytelling and a little musical mayhem!

Stute Theatre : Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram

Time
Craft from 2pm 
Show 3pm

Run Time
45 minutes 

Price
General Admission : £8
Concessions : £6
PWYC Available

Age Suitability
3+ years

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APRIL – Saturday 29th | Storytelling 11am & 2pm

Eid Celebration & Storytelling

Join us for our Eid Celebration at Horse +Bamboo, with storytelling from Hina the Storyteller, and food demonstrations from Huda, Damascus Style.
Join in the celebrations, gather round to listen to the story of Ramadan and enjoy some traditional, cultural food!
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Time

Craft 10am
Storytelling 11am

** Food demonstration with Damascus Style will run at 12pm – all welcome! **

Craft 1pm
Storytelling 2pm

Run Time
For all the family

Price
Free

Age Suitability
All the family

This event does have a limited capacity, please book in advance.

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MAY – Sunday 14th | Craft Workshop 2pm | Performance 3pm

When Another Dragon Roars

Mum and Alfie are going camping – to get away from everything. To have some quality time together.
Alfie finds it hard to talk about his feelings. His Mum does too. They share stories about Dragons! Scary ones, sulky ones, even angry ones – and they discover that their emotions, just like Dragons, are tricky beasts. Sometimes they need to be tamed, and sometimes, they need to be released.
When Another Dragon Roars Fuses Altered Scale Theatre’s outstanding puppetry with Petite Ullaloom’s distinctive storytelling, promising a memorable experience for children and adults alike.
It’s a story of a mum and boy learning emotional resilience and how stories help us figure out a complicated world.
“It taught me about breathing when you feel a Dragon inside.” Young Audience member
“Fantastic theatrical experience for both adults and children. Moving, sad and uplifting.” Adult Audience Member

Petite Ullaloom Theatre Co : Website | Facebook | Twitter

Production supported by : Big Imaginations Network

Time
Craft from 2pm 
Show 3pm

Run Time
60 minutes 

Price
General Admission : £8
Concessions : £6
PWYC Available

Age Suitability
5+ years

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JUNE – Sunday 4th | Craft Workshop 2pm | Performance 3pm

Alfie’s First Fight

Award-winning Children’s Author, Oliver Sykes, brings his smash-hit family show to Horse + Bamboo following a 2022 sell-out national tour.
With phenomenal critical acclaim and high praise from some of the biggest names in boxing, Oliver is fast establishing himself as one of the most exciting rising stars in Children’s Theatre and Literature.
Inspired by his own experiences growing up without a mum and being coached as an amateur boxer by his dad, Alfie’s First Fight centres itself around shy twelve-year-old Alfie, as he decides to go in search of his missing older brother, Jacob, when he disappears moments before an all-important boxing match…
On the surface, it’s a simple adventure story. Think Crime-Thriller meets Rocky Balboa! But it’s also about love, loss, family and learning how to fight for what you want.
‘Edge-of-your-seat storytelling!’ Manchester Libraries

Oliver Skyes : Website | Facebook | Twitter

Production supported by : Big Imaginations Network

Time
Craft from 2pm 
Show 3pm

Run Time
50 minutes 

Price
General Admission : £8
Concessions : £6
PWYC Available

Age Suitability
5+ years

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JUNE– Sunday 18th 

Craft Workshop 10am | Performance 11am

Craft Workshop 2pm | Performance 3pm

FloooOOooote

Are you and your little one Baby Boo fans?
Baby Boo director, Sue Auty and Waterfoot-based flautist and recording artist, Kathryn Williams are collaborating on a new piece of immersive musical non-verbal theatre for under 5s.
Puppetry and flute music come together in this work-in-progress theatre piece, watch with your little one as objects come to life through the actions of breathing and playing!

More about Baby Boo : Website | Facebook

Time
Craft from 2pm 
Show 3pm

Run Time
30 minutes 

Price
General Admission : £8
Concessions : £6
PWYC Available

Age Suitability
0 to 4 years

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