Family Show

LIL’ PACS: THE WAY BACK HOME

Fri 7th Apr - Fri 7th Apr

Once there was a boy who, one day, found himself stuck on the moon and he was not alone. Join us for a very special edition of the creative storytelling session for toddlers.   Start Time: 10am Tickets: Please book your free tickets for any children and adults attending the session. Running Time: 1 Hour

ROBIN HOOD and MAID MARIAN – WINTER IN SHERWOOD

Mon 11th Dec - Sun 24th Dec

It is Winter in Sherwood and snow covers the greenwood. It’s a time of magic and adventure. The boy-king Henry III rules an England in civil war and the Sheriff of Nottingham sees his chance to seize control. The people need a hero but who will step forward and fight for them? Join Robin Hood and Maid Marian on this rip-roaring quest suitable for families and children aged six up. AGE: 6+ TICKET PRICES AGE: 6+ TICKET PRICES Ruby Performances (Previews) £10 All Tickets Monday 11 December 10am & 1pm Tuesday 12 December 10am & 7pm   Emerald Performances £15 Full // £10 Child // £6 Schools Wednesday 13 December 10am & 1pm Thursday 14 December 10am & 1pm Monday 18 December 10am & 1pm   Diamond Performances £15 Full // £10 Child Saturday 16 December 2pm & 6pm Sunday 17 December 2pm Wednesday 20 December 2pm Thursday 21 December 2pm Friday 22 December 7pm Saturday 23 December 2pm & 7pm Sunday 24 December 10am & 2pm  

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA

Sat 8th Jul - Sun 9th Jul

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood and based on the book by Judith Kerr. The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!  Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised! David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include The Gingerbread Man, BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot and Babe the Sheep Pig.  Tickets: £12.50 All Seats Running Times: 55 minutes (no interval) Age: 3+

THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

Sat 27th May - Sat 27th May

Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company An inventive romp through the classic tale of an Emperor who loves clothes more than anything. But despite a wardrobe the size of Paris he hasn’t a stitch to wear! When two ‘designers’ create an outfit that’s “never been seen before”, our eccentric Emperor doesn’t quite realise the spectacle he’s about to make! For little kids (3+) and big kids too! Tickets: £8 All seats Running Time: 60 min (no interval)

GRIM REAPER THE MUSICAL

Fri 14th Jul - Sat 15th Jul

Egg Box Youth Theatre present “Spin the wheel of death to become the next Grim Reaper!” The newest addition to the Grim Reaper family isn’t up for the job but with Satan and Death demanding results he’d better learn fast! With original music devised and performed by Loudmouth Youth Theatre, Grim Reaper: The Musical is a fun filled frenzy for all the family! Tickets: £5 Full // £3 Concessions Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Eggcite! – THE MOON & ME

Mon 10th Apr - Tue 11th Apr

Egg Box Theatre Hello! My name’s Roux and I’ve built a rocket in my garden to take me to the moon and I’m looking for some new friends to come with me… What do you think it will be like? Do you think anyone lives there? And is it really made of cheese? Please say you’ll come! The Moon & Me is an interactive, intimate theatre experience about friendship & sharing for 2 – 5 year olds and their families that takes place inside a special dome, with sights, sounds, tastes, smells, touch and lots of play. Tickets: £5 All seats Running Time: 45 minutes Age: 2-5

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Sun 4th Jun - Sun 4th Jun

Ballet Cymru Nominated Best Dance Production 2013 at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards. An outstanding adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless play that features breathtaking choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. This vibrant and dramatic production features Mendelssohn’s joyous music, choreography by the company’s Artistic Director Darius James and critically acclaimed costumes by Welsh designer Yvonne Greenleaf. The Queen of the Fairies Titania, and Puck the mischievous messenger, inhabit the supernatural fairy kingdom. Bottom and his boot wearing “Rude Mechanicals” present their famous play Pyramus and Thisbe. And finally the lovers, caught in a thrilling web of mistaken identity and confusion finally find their way through the Athenian forest to an unforgettable and joyous reconciliation. Tickets: £17.50 Full // £15 Concessions Running Time: 1 hour 50 min (inc. interval)

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Mon 12th Jun - Sat 17th Jun

LAODS Fly “Over The Rainbow” and enjoy the most magical adventure of them all. LAODS, who last year brought you the East Midlands premiere of Monty Python’s Spamalot, are proud to present the MGM classic musical, The Wizard Of OZ. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical Land of Oz This production contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score and all the iconic moments. With music & lyrics from the MGM motion picture by Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg by arrangement with Musicscope & Stage Musical LTD of New York. This is an amateur production. Monday 12 June – Saturday 17 June 7.30pm & 2pm Matinee (Saturday) Tickets From: £12 // More Tickets Available through LAODS Box Office on 0845 2080 744 until Wednesday 3 May! Running Time: 2 hour 30 min (inc. interval) (approx.)  

SHAKESPEARE’S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)

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Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard’s 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this ‘new’ play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The show, mercifully abridged by the RSC from its full hundred hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes, embarks on its debut UK tour following world premiere seasons at the renowned Folger Shakespeare Library and the Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets: £16 Full // £14 Concessions // £10 LIVE PASS Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval) Age: 8+

The stars of Cbeebies SPOT BOTS in Treasure Island

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The stars of CBeebies ‘Justin House’ and ‘SPOTBOTS’ This hilarious trio are the stars of the popular hit CBeebies TV show ‘SPOT BOTS’ and also recently ‘Justin’s House’. This laugh a minute show is jam-packed with swashbuckling, cheering, booing, puppets, lots of colourful costumes, slapstick fun and maybe even a monkey or two – as this story is given a lively (and very child friendly) modern twist. Ideal for all the family! The only question is… ‘Aaaargh you ready?!?’ Tickets: £12 All seats. Age: 2+ Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins (inc. interval)