Posts Under ‘Children’ Category

Adrift

Children’s stories can be a powerful way to raise big issues. There is something in the way that a child looks at the world, the innocence of what they see and the disbelief at the action of adults, that hits home the brutality of the lives that adults lead. Adrift, from Action Transport Theatre and… Continue Reading →

Hikikomori

‘On the other side of the door, outside my room, nobody misses me,’ says schoolboy Nils. Yet outside, his mother sits and worries what to do, and his father waits. As audience members we listen to the words through headphones. We can choose which of the three narratives to follow. Schoolchildren in the audience listen… Continue Reading →

A Christmas Carol

Looking back to when my children were younger, A Christmas Carol at the Bolton Octagon is the sort of show I would love to have taken them to.  For a start the Octagon is a really welcoming theatre, and the ‘in the round’ setting means you’re close to the action; you can see everything that’s… Continue Reading →

Siege of Christmas

Venue:  Contact, Manchester Dates:  Until 22 December, 1pm and 6.30pm mainly. Target age:  Families and primary school age. What’s the story?  Someone has stolen the spirit of Christmas.  Leader of the secret soldiers, Nutcracker, and hapless manager Dan enlist our help to find it. How is it done? Immersive theatre that uses the whole of the Contact building in… Continue Reading →

Wow! Said The Owl

Venue:  HOME Dates:  14 – 30 Dec 2016, mostly 10.30 and 1.30. Target age:  2 to 5. What’s the story?  An owl stays awake and sees the vibrant colours of the day. How is it done?  A simple canopied set, an engaging performer, puppets, shadow puppets, evocative lighting, colourful and well designed costumes. What’s good for… Continue Reading →