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Two children's masterpieces coming to theatre in Tamworth
Children in Staffordshire are in for a treat as two fantastic children's shows come to the theatre at Tamworth Assembly Rooms. Families are being offered the ultimate family-friendly entertainment with a double header of mirth and mayhem during September at the recently renovated and reopened Assembly Rooms. The children's shows kick off on Saturday 4 September with Heartbreak Productions treating the audience to their stage version of David Walliams' best-selling children's book, Mr Stink. This will be followed later in the month by a show from the much-loved Horrible Histories team, who have delighted television audiences for years. Mr Stink tells the tale of a filthy old homeless man who lives on a park bench. His overwhelmingly, awful whiff doesn't stop a lonely 12 year old girl, Chloe Crumb, from making friends with him and his dog, and when it looks as though they may be run out of town, she knows she has to do something fast and hides them in the garden shed. The two-hour production delivers both fun and a heart-warming message, and is suitable for children aged seven and over. Tickets are priced at £8, £10 and £32 for a family of four.

Mr Stink, David Walliams
See the stage show of David Walliams' Mr Stink

Youngsters will be further treated to a live stage show of Horrible Histories at the Assembly Rooms on Sunday 26 September with the acclaimed production featuring the likes of Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians. The interactive show will give children the chance to travel back in time and meet royalty, find out what a baby farmer did, as well as party with Queen Victoria. The performance is scheduled for a 2pm and 5pm showing with tickets costing £15 for adults and £13 for children and concessions. The Assembly Rooms' Theatre, Artistic and Events Manager, Adey Ramsel, said: "We're excited to be bringing two top quality children's productions to our theatre. It's a chance for youngsters to come down and experience the glamour and history of the Assembly Rooms while also watching something that's fun, engaging, exciting and educational."

Horrible Histories
Horrible Histories going out on tour

Guests are invited to try the refreshments at the recently opened Claymore Lounge café which will be open from 12 noon for the Mr Stink show and 11am-6pm for the Horrible Histories show. Otherwise, the lounge is open Tuesday-Friday from 8am-4pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm. For information about forthcoming shows and events at the Assembly Rooms visit
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Why? Children's entertainment doesn't get much better than this
When: Sep 4 and 26
Phone: 01827709618
Where: Tamworth Assembly Rooms, Corporation Street, Tamworth B79 7DN
Cost: Tickets from £8 for Mr Stink and £13 for Horrible Histories
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