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Children invited to watch a Princess become an astronaut
A free theatre show for children is coming to Tamworth Library in Staffordshire to help send them back to primary school with a smile on their faces. A princess who dreams of becoming an astronaut is at the centre of the exciting and interactive theatre performance that will be taking place at the library in the centre of Tamworth on Saturday 1st September. Fully Booked Theatre will be bringing their interactive dance theatre show Space Rebel Princess to the Corporation Street library, with performances at 11am and 2pm. Aimed at children aged between five and nine, and their families, the show tells the story of a princess who rebels against her strict upbringing to go in search of her long-lost grandfather by blasting into space with the help of audience members.

Fully Booked Theatre, Space Rebel Princess
Fully Booked Theatre brings its production, Space Rebel Princess, to Tamworth Library

Space Rebel Princess mixes retro science fiction with fast-paced physical comedy, featuring dance by esteemed performer, Jennifer Essex, accompanied by award-winning poet Harry Man. This free performance marks the end of Tamworth Borough Council's current season of Touring Theatre, which has brought high quality professional productions to venues across the town. All performances have been staged in familiar but unusual community locations in a bid to increase opportunities for people to experience the arts particularly while the Tamworth Assembly Rooms theatre is closed for expansion and refurbishment. Formed in 2017 by Canadian dance choreographer Jennifer Essex and English poet Harry Man, Fully Booked have toured to libraries, theatres and festivals, delivering indoor and outdoor performances and workshops.

Tamworth Assembly Rooms
How Tamworth Assembly Rooms will look after refurbishment

Councillor John Chesworth, Tamworth Borough Council's Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: "This free show is a great opportunity for people to take their children to experience some live theatre in a community venue and I hope Tamworth families take advantage of the offer. It's a perfect day to visit Tamworth town centre, as the popular We Love Tamworth event will also be on in the Castle Grounds between 11am and 4pm, with loads of activities for all ages."
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Why? Free children's theatre to close school hols in style
When: Saturday 1 September
Phone: 01827 709618
Where: Tamworth Library, Corporation Street, Tamworth B79 7DN
Cost: Free
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