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)
Freckle Productions present
Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is back in town!
What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?
This award-winning production, from the team behind Zog, Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, and Tabby McTat features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
★★★★★ 'Wonderfully exuberant and imaginative! Our 3 year old was engrossed from start to finish' Time Out Critics’ Choice
★★★★ ‘Zesty and delightful. A clever compelling treat’ Independent
★★★★ 'More fun than you can shake a stick at' Daily Mail
★★★★ 'Julia Donaldson's miniature epic. Sally Cookson and her team recreate the book with vigour and imagination' Times
★★★★★ Sunday Express ★★★★★ What’s on Stage
Stick Man © 2008 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books.
Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber present
The Lowry Theatre's production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Direct from London, the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nations favourite book in 2019, is coming to the Lowry next Christmas. Step through the wardrobe into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet a Faun, talking Beavers, the noble king of Narnia, Aslan, and the coldest, most evil of all, The White Witch.
This critically acclaimed production is pure theatrical magic.
Recommended suitable for age 6+
Children under 5 will not be allowed in the auditorium, including babes in arms
First Act - 60 mins
Interval - 15 mins
Second Act - 60 mins
22nd-24th & 27th-31st December
10:00, 12:00 & 14:00
Adult and child ticket £15
Additional adult ticket £12
*If your family doesn't look like this then please call Box Office to discuss other options.
From the company that brought you the sell-out productions of Snowbabies! and Aleena's Garden, Little Penguin’s First Christmas is an immersive, festive experience for babies aged 0-36 months and their grown-ups!
Filled with puppetry, original music and sensory delights to stimulate and captivate, this show is a perfect first theatrical experience for your little one.
Join Little Penguin in her winter wonderland as she discovers the magic of her first Christmas.
Included in your child’s ticket price is their very own copy of Little Penguin’s First Christmas to take home!
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
A new pantomime by Elaine McCann
In Bumble Green, the villagers get together to hear if they’ve won ‘The Happiest Village in Salford’ award for the tenth year running. Chelsey Bunne is covering the event for CBTV, Daisy the Cow has made sure she gets a front row seat with her best friend, Jack - and Jack’s Mum, Dame Dolly Potts, has her acceptance speech ready.
This time though, things don’t turn out exactly as everyone expected and the whole village has to come together to beat the Ogre at his own game ! But in the end, as in all pantomimes, Good triumphs over Bad and happiness returns to Bumble Green !
With an Ogre’s castle in the clouds, a Beanstalk that grows out of nowhere, Goodies and Baddies galore - and plenty of singing, dancing and fun – Salford’s own Barton Theatre Company 2022 panto is, once more, a show for all the family .
"Where would we be without numbers? We sometimes make the mistake of seeing ‘maths ’as a scary subject, even when we are very little. But, in reality, numbers are all around us. Three meals a day, one pair of shoes, one green bottle. Three blind mice, two turtle doves, one big bad wolf. Wherever you look and wherever you go there are always numbers to be found.
This exciting, visual, and physical performance uses a combination of music, play, and curiosity in order to explore the joy of numbers and their occurrence in everyday life.
3-6-9 by Babble Lab sits somewhere between theatre, dance, and play. This is thanks, in part, to the vision of its director Mole Wetherell of Reckless Sleepers. In 2019 Reckless Sleepers created its first ever performance for children called It’s Hot, It’s Not for the Unicorn Theatre in London. In March 2022 It’s Hot, It’s Not travels to The Lowry.
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
Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new show for all the family.
Unveil a myriad of dark secrets and come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the Tooth Fairy (not as sweet as you'd think), an adorable Unicorn and majestic Griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the Dragon…
From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand-new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!
‘Comical, spellbinding show!’
‘Fantastical adventure for kids of all ages!’
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 *****
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+
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.