Theatre

We are so excited this season to see the return of Horse + Bamboo’s Suffrajistu. Beginning the UK tour from our home at The Boo, we’re thrilled to share this true story of Suffragettes and martial arts with our audience. We also have two special pieces of international work as part of the Big Imaginations’ Festival, iPet and Mini. Be sure not to miss this unique opportunity to catch these internationally renowned shows!


SEPTEMBER – Sunday 8th 3pm Free craft 2pm £8 | £6* (£10 | £8* door)

SUSANNAH AND THE SUNFLOWER BY RIPSTOP THEATRE

You’ve heard of Jack and the Beanstalk, well… this is a quirky take on the traditional tale where Susannah climbs a sunflower, comes face to face with a Giant, his magic harp, the chicken who lays golden eggs and… a very different story unfolds. A gentle and enchanting shadow adventure.

 

 

“This was just wonderful – skillful and full of imagination” – Audience feedback

Running time: 50 minutes | Ages: 3+

Tickets on sale Thursday 4th July 6pm.

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SEPTEMBER – Sunday 22nd 3pm Free craft 2pm £8 | £6* (£10 | £8*)

HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE BY GOBLIN THEATRE

Ever wondered how a cow jumped over the moon? Or why the dish ran away with the spoon? With original music played live on stage using a variety of instruments, brilliant puppetry and lots of laughter, this new show from Goblin Theatre is a wild and musical celebration about the importance of imagination.

 

 

 

Running time: 40 minutes | Ages: 3+

Tickets on sale Thursday 4th July 6pm.

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SEPTEMBER – Sunday 29th 3pm Free craft 2pm £8 | £6* (£10 | £8* door)

SUFFRAJITSU BY HORSE + BAMBOO

From the cotton mills of the Lancashire hills to the big smoke of London, we follow Annie, a young mill lass, as she fights for her right to vote. However, the fight for change is never easy and young Annie must learn to defend herself and her fellow suffragettes from those that seek to stop them. Suffrajitsus assemble!

Suffrajitsu tells the story of one young girl and how she learns that being small doesn’t mean you can’t change the world. Inspired by the real lives of suffragettes, this is the story of a movement that divided the nation. Suffrajitsus used Jiu Jitsu to protect themselves from arrest and police brutality, and ultimately helped win the fight to give women the vote! Combining original music, puppetry and some graphic style ‘Ka-Pows!’, Suffrajitsu shows you that you too can change the world, no matter who you are.

Running time: 40 minutes | Ages: 6+

Tickets on sale Thursday 4th July 6pm.

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OCTOBER – Wednesday 2nd 7:30pm doors 7pm £8 | £6* (£10 | £8* door)

THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GANZ

The Adventures of Curious Ganz is a fictitious story based on the true life of 16th century copper smelter Joachim Ganz. It is a celebration of the new, the strange, the brave and the curious! Told through design, table top puppetry, music and a few words, all wildly based on the principles of alchemy.

 

 

 

Running time: 50 minutes | Ages: 7 years – adults

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OCTOBER– Sunday 13th 11am + 3pm (free craft at 10am + 2pm) £8 | £6* (£10 | £8* door)

iPET BY BONTEHOND

PART OF THE BIG IMAGINTIONS FESTIVAL

iPet opens with two children’s entertainers about to start their act. They create balloon animals and do magic tricks by pulling bananas out of iPads, just the way it’s suppose to be. But the magic trick starts to rebel and the iPad turns out to be a cheeky prankster who disrupts the entire show.

 

 

Running time: 45 minutes | Ages: 3+

Tickets on sale Thursday 4th July 6pm .

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OCTOBER – Sunday 27th 2pm + 3pm Baby Boo session at 1pm + 2pm £8 | £6* | £4** (£10 | £8* | £6** door)

MINI BY TPO

PART OF THE BIG IMAGINATIONS FESTIVAL

Two shapes, each with their own unique nature, collide… opposites in every way. In this game of discovery, explore space, shapes, sound and colour with your little one as an interactive dance mat brings them to life, responding to your every movement to create a multi sensory show that everyone is a part of.

 

Running time: 30 minutes |For ages 2 – 4 years

Tickets on Thursday 4th July 6pm.

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NOVEMBER – Sunday 17th 3pm (free craft at 2pm) £8 | £6* (£10 | £8*door)

EGGS ON LEGS BY GARLIC THEATRE

A cracking family show full of wonder and surprise. Garlic Theatre bring you a Dr Zeuss world filled with funny, crazy eggs that hatch in the most unexpected places. Full of clowning, eggcentric puppets and zany music to make you roll around with laughter!

 

 

Running time: 45 minutes |For ages 3 – 8 years

Tickets on Thursday 4th July 6pm.

 

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DECEMBER – Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th | Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th 11am & 3pm (free craft 10am & 2pm) £8 |£6* (£10 | £8*)

SNOWGLOBE II: THE NEXT GENERATION BY HORSE + BAMBOO

Journey to the winter weather of the future to bring back snow this Christmas! Holly is all grown up and once again, she is on a mission to find snow in time for Christmas! When Holly was a little girl she travelled the world to bring the first snow home to Rossendale. Now she is all grown up and a Super-Duper-Scientist, a Mega-Meteorologist! She has hi-tech gadgets, fancy equipment and technological wizardry. But future weather is causing chaos and time is running out so Holly’s mission now is to find the last snow globe in time for Christmas.

Can you help her remember that very first snow she brought back to Rossendale all those years ago? And will she find the last snow globe in time? Help Holly in this immersive theatre adventure, with lots of techno gadgets, puppetry and live music.

SnowGlobe welcomes audiences who have already met Holly last Christmas and new audiences alike!

Running time 50mins | For age 3 – 7 years

Tickets on Thursday 4th July 6pm.

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