How the Boy became a Man. How the Man became a Legend.
From the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes the world premiere of Claus The Musical. Based on the beloved children’s book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, this brand-new musical is as magical as Christmas itself.
With spellbinding songs from Andy Collyer, heart-warming storytelling, enchanting sets, and a whole load of festive fun, discover the story of Claus and how he became a man forever in our hearts, and on Christmas Eve, forever in our skies.
Abandoned as a baby in the magical Forest of Burzee, he is gifted to Necile, a wood nymph, who showers him with love and names him Claus. With a helping hand from the mystical inhabitants of the forest – Fairies, Knooks and Ryls – she teaches him that kindness is the most important lesson of all, a gift that Claus eventually shares with us, as he embarks on a journey to bring the miracle of Christmas to the whole world.
Adapted for the stage by Simon Warne, Claus will warm the hearts of kids from 1 to 92, and is a truly joyful production for the whole family to cherish and enjoy together.
Make Christmas in 2022 unforgettable and book now!
Science and silliness abound for ages seven to 107!
Morgan & West present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in this fun for all the family science extravaganza!
Magicians, time travellers and all-round spiffing chaps Morgan & West have a secret past – they are genuine, bona fide, legitimately qualified scientists, and now are bring their love of enlightenment to the stage!
Expect explosive thrills, chemical spills and a risk assessment that gives their stage manager chills, all backed up by the daring duo’s trademark wit, charm and detailed knowledge of the scientific method. Leave your lab coats at the door it’s time for Unbelievable Science!
On TV Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer (CBBC).
Please note: Morgan & West take full responsibility for any horizons broadened, passions enflamed or minds blown during the course of the show.
★★★★★ “Put quite simply…great science with hilarious hosts!” - Primary Times
★★★★ “hugely talented” - Daily Mirror
★★★★ “superbly crafted – The Stage
Rescheduled from Wednesday 27th October 2021
Click your heels, clap your hands and enjoy an adventure Over the Rainbow as we’re off to see… The Wizard of Oz at The Stockport Plaza. Starring from BBC’s ‘Allo ‘Allo! Vicki Michelle as Glinda the Good and Yiftach Mizrahi from NETFIX’s Greenhouse Academy as the Scarecrow
Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto are forever getting into trouble on the farm in Kansas. Alongside her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry and her three hapless farmhand friends, she dreams of traveling to a place where troubles melt like lemon drops over the rainbow. Her wish is granted courtesy of a terrible twister which takes her far away to the magical land of Oz where the beautiful Glinda the Good sends her off down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. But hot on her ruby heels is the Wicked Witch of the West who is bent on taking over the colourful kingdom. With the help of a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, will Dorothy have the brains, heart and courage to save all of Oz and find her way home? Find out in this 'wicked' family adventure!
This ‘wicked’ production features beautiful scenery, colourful costumes, a live band, dazzling dance routines, side-splitting comedy and sing-a-long songs.
TWEEDY - the comedy and slapstick legend and star of Gifford’s Circus, Cirque Berserk and the Cheltenham Everyman pantomime!
A comedy about a clown who decides to follow government guidelines to retrain; so gets a real job
Not knowing who he is anymore, Tweedy gets a job in a Lost Property Office to try and find himself.
The consequences of attempting to run the office are hilarious - the lost property in his possession seem to develop lives of their own and allied with his own body rebelling against him he is constantly prevented from answering the ringing telephone.
In this one man, family show, Tweedy illustrates an impressive repertoire of comedic talents which have made him one of the most respected and popular clowns the country currently has to offer.
No matter what he does, Tweedy seems to get into a mess, but to the delight of audiences of all ages he can always find a creative way to get out of it. Tweedy will never get too big for his pants, his pants will always be too big for him.
‘The best clown I have ever seen.’
‘The brilliant Tweedy, a circus clown and true genius had the audience crying with laughter’
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
‘Tweedy is a marvellous comic’
‘Tweedy's act was timed to perfection, innovative, wonderfully visual and very, very funny’
‘When this loveable buffoon pulled out juggling and balancing acts, plus a saxophone solo on a unicycle, I couldn't help but be captivated. A lovely afternoon of entertainment for families, this man more than fills the big top with his adorable charisma.’
‘Tweedy understands the true nature of clowning, he communicates like a semaphore.’
DAVID SHINER, DIRECTOR OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
‘Clowns usually scare me but Tweedy's humanity, humour and inventiveness with none of the technical scariness, fills us and our children heart's with delight overtime we see him.’ TIM BUTRON, FILM DIRECTOR
‘Tweedy was magnificent. His physical comedy was excellent.’ PAUL MERTON
Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.
Justin Live is a fabulous show for all the family packed full of well-known songs, lot’s of dancing, hilarious comedy and plenty of slapstick fun!
Famous for his BAFTA Award Winning appearances in hit programmes including Something Special, Justin’s House, Gigglebiz and Gigglequiz, Justin Fletcher MBE is bringing his very own spectacular show to our theatre in 2021.
A dance theatre show for babies and their families
Come with us into the deep blue sea in Underwater, a magical dance piece for babies aged 0-2. When a ballerina meets an octopus beneath the waves, the pair form a beautiful friendship – dancing a loving duet to a twinkling soundtrack. This gorgeous multi-sensory show is sure to engage your baby’s imagination.
Why is it that sometimes I’m hot but you’re cold? Why are there puddles and sometimes not? How can it be sunny and rainy all at once and also not at all? And if it’s summer here, why is it winter there?
Reckless Sleepers an extraordinary company who make work between visual art, dance and theatre. This surreal, funny and carefully crafted physical performance explores the weather in all its forms and takes delight in discovering the world anew and how we experience it differently, wherever we are.
A highly visual show with no spoken language and plenty of music and sound effects.
The People's Theatre Company presents
I Spy With My Little Eye
- Based on the picture book by Steven Lee
It's Molly's 6th Birthday party and best of all, you're invited!
There'll be a terrific treasure hunt, sensational sing-along songs and lots of fantastic games to play, including Molly's favourite game, I Spy With My Little Eye!
So put on your party clothes and come join Molly and Bingo the puppy for what promises to be a magical day of fun and laughter.
It's going to be the best party ever!
Based on the brand new picture book by Steven Lee (How the Koala Learnt To Hug) and brought to you by the creators of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, this beautifully interactive musical celebrates everything great about being a kid - and everything great about having one.
"Perfect for Families" - What's On Stage *****
"I Spy With My Little Eye lots of very happy children" - Mumsworld *****
WOULD WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR A REMARKABLE STORY?
WE PROMISE IT WILL ONLY BE A LITTLE BIT GORY...
We are two sisters, The Sisters Grimm.
One is quite clever and one is quite… musical.
Our tales are greater than any others,
But they were stolen by our beastly brothers!
Now we must journey to fix their lies, Or else the birds will pluck out our eyes!
You know the Brothers Grimm? The famous storytellers...or story stealers more like!
Brunhilda & Mitzi were the true brains behind the books, but thanks to a treacherous father,
a nasty curse and a great big dollop of bad luck, you’ve probably never heard of them.
The Grimm Sisters are here to set the record straight. Join them on the journey as they tell
their twisted tales with a marvellous mix of comedy, singing & live music. Dive headfirst into
their weird world of poisonous parents, courageous quests & a magical frog called Jeremy
(Jeremy is not to be trusted).
Keep your mind sharp and your guts gory, because in the blink of an eyelash, you might find yourself within the story…
Award winning Scratchworks Theatre Company takes you by the hand and leads you on a
joyful & mischievous adventure in this interactive & family friendly show.
Suitable for ages 6+
‘The Grimm Sisters fizzes with the fun of storytelling’ The PRSD Review
CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE?!!
The world premiere of a brand new kick-asspirational pop musical bursts to life on stage as the Fantastically Great Women take to the stage to tell their stories.
Be one of the first to see the follow up show by the producer of the international hit musical SIX. Join our inquisitive heroine Jade as she breaks away from her
class to take a peek behind the scenes at the not yet open Gallery of Greatness in the local museum. Along her journey she is surprised to meet the original and
incredible wonder women: Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks,Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Emmeline Pankhurst to name just a few. From explorers to artists, scientists to
secret agents, hear the stories of some of history’s strongest mothers, sisters and daughters; all independent icons who really did change the world.
Celebrated dramatist Chris Bush (Nine Lessons and Carols, Almeida Theatre) and No. 1 hit songwriter Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue) adapt suffragette
descendent Kate Pankhurst’s bestselling picture book with music by Miranda Cooper and Jennifer Decilveo (Miley Cyrus, Beth Ditto) and direction by Amy Hodge (Mr Gum
and the Dancing Bear, National Theatre).
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is an empowering new stage show which will be celebrated by anyone who is prepared to move and be moved,
with characters and songs that pack a popstar punch!
Running Time approximately 75 minutes
Suitable for everyone aged 6+
Tall Stories presents
The Smeds and the Smoos
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Soar into space with this exciting adaptation of the award-winning book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
On a far-off planet, Smeds and Smoos can’t be friends. So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love and zoom off into space together, how will their families get them back?
Music, laughs and interplanetary adventures for everyone aged 3 and up, from Tall Stories – the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.
"An irresistibly funny and wise story" (New Statesman)
We are off to see… A wizardly wonderful Musical Pantomime adventure, The Wizard of Oz!
Join Dorothy Gale as she befriends a brainless Scarecrow, a loveable Tin Man and the cowardly Lion on their quest to thwart the evil powers of the Wicked Witch of the West. With a little help from Glinda the Good Fairy and the almighty and powerful Wizard of Oz, good is sure to conquer evil.
Featuring an all-star cast to be announced, this Easter treat is fun for all the family from ages 2 to 102! Packed with great songs, brilliant dance routines and plenty of laughter, it’s going to be the best value family-friendly pantomime in town!
Book now and join us on a magical adventure to the Land of Oz
George sees something in the kitchen.
I said I’d be good, George thinks, but I LOVE cake.
What will George do?
Oh No, George! is the delightfully playful tale of a dog who wants to be good but just can’t resist temptation. Adapted from the award-winning picture book by Chris Haughton, this brand new show for children aged 3+ (and their grown ups) uses acrobatics, slapstick comedy, Sign Supported English and live music to bring George’s joyful escapades to life.
Originally commissioned by ARC Stockton and The Civic, Barnsley in 2020, Oh No, George! is brought to life by Can’t Sit Still, a South Gloucestershire based arts organisation that tells stories and starts conversations with the power to change the world.
*Oh no, George! Copyright 2012 Chris Haughton. Licensed by Walker Books Ltd., London.
Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre present
ZOG AND THE FLYING DOCTORS
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a crash-bang-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu. However, Pearl’s uncle, the King, has other ideas about whether princesses should be doctors, and she’s soon locked up in the castle back in a crown and a silly frilly dress!
With a bit of help from some friends and half a pound of cheese, can Pearl make her uncle better and prove princesses can be doctors too?
Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling sequel, Freckle Productions (Zog, Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Tabby McTat) bring the creative team behind Zog, Emma Kilbey and Joe Stilgoe, back together for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale.
Most suitable for ages 3+ but all ages welcome.
All the way from Northern Ireland Father and son Martin and Logy take the traditional circus double act and give it a unique and modern twist.
This family friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will surprise you, and magic tricks that will make you go WOW! There will be shouting, cheering, and lots, and lots of laughing. Top class circus entertainment, and the two best beards in the business. This show is suitable for children and adults of all ages.
‘If you’re looking for a show for the whole family, that mum and dad will also enjoy, go see this one. Martin and Logy are a hoot, and they can even juggle.’ Glam Adelaide
‘Martin and Logy are masters at keeping kids gasping and laughing with their well-rehearsed juggling, catching, throwing and various other things you shouldn’t try at home’ Metro
60 minutes – no interval
Tall Stories presents
Based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood...
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?
Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!
WENDY & PETER PAN
by Ella Hickson
adapted from the novel by JM Barrie
Come with us to Neverland next Christmas in a magical retelling of the JM Barrie classic Peter Pan.
With Peter Pan, fairy Tink and Tiger Lily as her unlikely allies, Wendy gives the Lost Boys a run for their money, takes on the dastardly Captain Hook and ultimately learns what a great adventure life can be.
Packed with theatrical magic, flying and sword fighting, a real pirate ship, and plenty of laughs, Wendy and Peter Pan is an unforgettable journey for all the family.
So it’s second star on the right and straight on to The Lowry for Christmas 2022.
This production is recommended for children aged 7+.
We regret that babes in arms will not be admitted to this production.
Iggety ziggety zaggety zoom!
Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two... just as the hungry dragon appears!
Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up.
“Undeniably charming… Winning performances, jaunty songs and some delightful puppetry… A sweet little enchantment.” ★★★★ Time Out
“Children’s theatre doesn’t come much better than this.”★★★★ The Stage
“A perfect introduction to the theatre.” ★★★★ Sunday Express
“Very catchy songs, brilliant puppets and a fantastically animated cast.” ★★★★★ Families Magazine
Room on the Broom © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2002 – Macmillan Children’s Books
Based on the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler