Little Grimm Tales

“In olden times, when wishing still helped…”

We’re very proud to present Little Grimm Tales for children aged 3+ and their families. Based on Grimms’ Fairy Tales, the show features some familiar stories and some you might never have heard before!

What if the wishes were granted? What if the magic were real? Beasts and breadcrumbs, wolves and witches, frogs and fairies all join the fun in this stunning new adventure!

Choice Grenfell

Kick In The Head Theatre Productions are proud to present a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the loss of the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell.

Choice Grenfell is a wonderful tribute featuring some of the best of Joyce’s hilarious songs and monologues from Stately as a Galleon and School Nativity Play to A Terrible Worrier and First Flight. Joyce guides you in a delightful delve into some of her most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard. Also featuring previously unpublished rehearsal recordings and personal letters from Joyce, allowing a unique insight into the queen of comediennes.

As Joyce would have said “We request the pleasure of your company”.

Dustbin Doris

It’s bin collection day and our two heroic waste collectors Max and Ola are racing to make up lost time. But what’s this? A dustbin that refuses to release its contents! What could be attached? It’s Doris, the dotty old lady who lives in the park. A struggle ensues as she clings onto her possessions. But every bin has a silver liner. So, when the pair of refuse loaders realise that ‘one man’s trash is another woman’s treasure’, an amazing trove of wonderous tales recycle their way out of the rubbish.

Rhubarb Theatre, known for their imaginative styles of storytelling, perform their latest bin-full of fantasy for all the family. Prepare for joy and sadness, laughter and tears & surprises around every corner. Dustbin Doris is waste-deep in theatrical play, puppetry, mask, dance, song and lots of laughter.

Little Women

In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.

Emma

Following the antics of a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who lives in Georgian- and Regency-era England and occupies herself with matchmaking – in sometimes misguided, often meddlesome fashion- in the lives of her friends and family.

The Mule

Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, 90-year-old horticulturist Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. When Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him.

Summerland

Alice is a reclusive writer, resigned to a solitary life on the seaside cliffs of Southern England while World War II rages across the channel. When she opens her front door one day to find she’s to adopt a young London evacuee named Frank, she’s resistant. It’s not long, however, before the two realize they have more in common in their pasts than Alice had assumed. Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Courtenay star in this intensely emotional story of love’s endurance in trying times.

Snow Dancer

The Snow Dancer is a brand-new eco-fable with a host of original songs and laughs aplenty. Something in The Great Wood is awry. The animals are desperate for sleep but with the onset of global warming, the weather is just too warm. Everyone is going around in circles and is sick of nuts before Christmas is even in sight. Something must be done. Our intrepid heroes – and their helpful humans – decide they must seek out the mysterious Snow Dancer if there is any chance of ever making it snow… Come join us for a wondrous wander in the winter woods, for a fairy tale with a furry tail, and plenty of laughs and songs along the way, in an original winter theatre show guaranteed to delight the whole family.

Bananas Ukulele Band

Walkabout, comic, musical, aesthetically pleasing and interactive act that’s a bit…well, bananas!

With a ukulele or two, this ripe ol’ cheeky twosome have a tip top repertoire of harmonised and improvised musical treats which blend together like a refreshing smoothie.

Throwing some moves and shapes, fruity puns and interactive fun – even if it’s from a distance.

Come Say ‘Yellow’ if you spot these promenading potassium performers!