Live Performances

Here's a list of our forthcoming Live events, we hope to see you there!

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Alison Neil
Mrs Beeton, My Sister

Mrs Beeton, a fat old cook? Far from it.... but she was a real person. Award-winning playwright Alison Neil provides a lively retelling of the entertaining and moving story of Isabella Beeton's surprising life, and how she came to write the world-famous "Book of Household Management". "Lively, humorous and engaging...not to be missed! PEWSEY HERITAGE CENTRE "A very entertaining performance and a sell-out audience!" TENBY ARTS FESTIVAL

Age Range: 12+

www.alisonneil.co.uk

Box Tale Soup
The Wind in the Willows

From the peaceful pleasures of the river to the fearful frights of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr.Toad. A beautiful adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic by award winning Box Tale Soup, featuring handmade puppets and a charming original score. (Adapted by Box Tale Soup, commissioned by the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham) “Their beautifully crafted micro-shows are like collector’s items” The Stage Winner - ‘Best Show for Families’, Buxton Fringe (Alice)

Age Range: 5+

www.boxtalesoup.co.uk

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre
Dinosaur Detectives

Dinosaur Detectives follows a fascinating journey surrounding the first fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantell. Their finds changed the face of history when they discovered bones of creatures that became known in Victorian times as 'Dinosaurs'. A performance with rod puppets, shadow play and large scale projections shows the fascination, fun and conflict that surrounds the search for these prehistoric remains. Informative, entertaining,and captivating, the show will appeal to children and adults, with a bonus 'fossil table' at the end

Age Range: 5+

www.clydebuiltpuppet.co.uk

Farnham Maltings
Brilliance

1963, winter. Daisy places her hand on the switch, presses it down, and life is never the same again. Long after its arrival in the city, the slow process of rural electrification is starting to illuminate every corner and crevice of village life. As the dark evenings hold us in, 240 volts of alternating current and the humble electric light bulb allows us to gather and sing long into the night.

Age Range: 10+

www.farnhammaltings.com

Francesca Millican Slater
My Dearest Girls - The Letters Book

Discovered in the Shropshire Archives, a book of letters sent during 1917-1920 between a group of six young Shropshire women reveals their everyday lives as farmers, office workers, factory hands, nurses and teachers. This document has directly inspired and informed this show. There is gossip and hint of scandal, reprimands and reprisals, tales of dancing for royalty, fiancés on the frontline and how to feed 100 chickens while on rations. Warm and witty story telling combining character, live music and a touch of cabaret. Adults and teenagers.

Age Range: age 12+

www.francescamillicanslater.co.uk

Hotbuckle Productions
Wuthering Heights

‘Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same’. When Cathy’s father brings home an orphaned Heathcliff, the effect will echo for generations. Emily Bronte’s only novel is a timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair. Shropshire-based Hotbuckle Productions – ‘Perfect theatre with seemingly no effort at all’ (BBC Radio Shropshire) - bring their unique magic to this powerful and emotional story.

Age Range: 8+

www.hotbuckleproductions.co.uk

Living Spit
The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There's no escaping that. Stu McLoughlin doesn't look like any of the wives, but he’s going to give it a go. After their previous historical drama is savaged in the press, Howard and Stu are at their wits end. Then they hit upon an idea that could change everything... With original music, embroidery and historical hysteria, this show is an ill-researched lesson in Tudor history that you'll never forget. 'A hugely enjoyable evening of daft comedy' – Venue 'Hysterically funny…left me with aching cheeks from laughing so much' – StageWon

Age Range: 16 +

www.livingspit.co.uk

Monstro
Bookstory

It’s the story of some books. In a library. But this is no ordinary library. It’s Brian’s library: a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go…But one day Brian changes and the library goes quiet. What’s going on? The books had better stiffen their spines, to get to the bottom of this mystery, they may have to check themselves out…

Age Range: 5+

https://monstro.uk/

Rob Gee
Forget Me Not - The Alzheimer's Whodunnit

Jim’s wife, a patient on a dementia ward, has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retired police detective and he smells a rat. He’s determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. It’s a case worthy of the greatest detective mind. But his will have to do. Created by ex-psych nurse Rob Gee (“A witty, skilful storyteller” Chortle), fresh from award-winning North American tour. ★★★★★ “Hilarious and heartbreaking” Victoria Times “A remarkable piece of writing… with his shrewd mix of humor and heart, Gee strikes storytelling gold.” Orlando Sentinel

Age Range: 14 +

http://robgee.co.uk

Tangram Theatre Company
Team Viking

When James’s best friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer, his last wish was to have a full viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious, heart-lifting and outlandish story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted. A critically acclaimed, comic ode to death and friendship – told through storytelling, comedy, theatre and live music. ★★★★★ ‘Heart-lifting and incredibly moving... joyous’ The Stage

Age Range: 14+

www.tangramtheatre.co.uk

The Bone Ensemble
Where's My Igloo Gone?

Oolik is an ordinary girl who goes on an extraordinary journey... Sitting in her igloo, a drop of water falls on Oolik’s head. Then another! Is her home melting? Join Oolik as she sets out on a journey to find help. On her way she meets some exciting friends – including YOU! Where’s My Igloo Gone? is a family show with beautiful live music and a great story. It’s fun and interactive, featuring striking costumes and design, and staged in the round so everyone can see and take part.

Age Range: 5+

www.theboneensemble.co.uk