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Dark, Fantastical Fun Awaits Kids In School Holidays
Stuck for something to do with the children during the school half-term holiday in February?
Then never fear, for the Lichfield Garrick theatre has put together a splendid half term entertainment programme from February 15 to 20, including great productions and participation opportunities for young theatre goers and their families.
Theatrical treats start on Monday 15 February with The Lost Things by award-winning theatre company, Tortoise in a Nutshell, and writer Oliver Emanuel.
The play follows a boy who falls and finds himself in a dark and terrifying new world. It's a world of lost things: car keys, wedding rings, dads, and a mysterious girl who is building an amazing machine.
Performed in a unique dome structure, The Lost Things is about losing things and finding things you didn't even know you were looking for. This is a dark fairy-tale set in a fantastical world, where nothing is quite as it seems.
And after an hour the audience will be invited into the performance space to question the actors.
The final instalment in the half-term programme is aimed at young people wanting to immerse themselves even more in the theatrical experience, and to take part themselves.
The Lichfield Garrick will be hosting a Family Day on Saturday 20 February when local families will be given the opportunity to experience all elements of performing arts with lots of fun-filled free activities and affordable workshops.
Families can join in with the new Comedy School for Kids, bring out their creative side with local artists, follow the story-tellers on a magical adventure and have a go at writing poetry.
Krazy Kat Theatre Company perform Cinder-Ella puppet show
And, as part of the Family Day, Krazy Kat Theatre Company will be exploring one of the classic fairy-tales with its production, Cinder-Ella.
Join Krazy Kat performer Kinny Gardner in imaginative silliness with inventive puppetry, fully integrated British Sign Language, tunes from Rossini's opera and even an aria.
Ticket prices for the three shows range from £9 to £12 for adults and £7-£10 for children. For tfurther information, including times, visit www.lichfieldgarrick.com or call the box office on 01543 412121.