Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company have a fun theatre production on during the February half-term holidays that is perfect for children. The Gingerbread Man follows the adventures of a brave little Gingerbread who is more interested in seeing the world than he is in getting eaten. The play will be at the Salisbury Playhouse on Tuesday the 13th of February and Wednesday the 14th of February for two performances each day.
Life for the little gingerbread man starts off like it does for most gingerbread men. He's made by a baker and cooked in a hot oven, but this gingerbread man is very different. For starters, he has absolutely no intention of being dunked in anybody's tea. So the gingerbread man must run, run run, escaping anyone who thinks he'd back a tasty snack. It doesn't help that he smells so delicious.
The Gingerbread Man features a mix of live action theatre, puppetry, comedy, and music as they tell their version of this classic folk tale.
The show is recommended for audiences 3-years-old and older, and the show promises "no scary bits" for any kids who may be a little more sensitive to shocks and scares. All tickets are £9 and can be purchased online or by calling the box office on 01722 320 333. The Gingerbread Man has four shows, with performances at 11am and 2pm on the 13th and 14th of February.
FREE Drop in Family Craft Workshop If you're coming to see the Gingerbread Man, make sure you also stop by for the family craft workshop on Wednesday 14th of February from 12pm till 2pm. Children will be able to make their own gingerbread man and there will also be other craft activities available. The session is free and bookings are not required, but children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company, based at The Lyric Theatre in Bridport, focus on creating fun family theatre. Their shows are often contemporary takes on classic folk tales, and previous productions include The Enormous Turnip, The Elves and the Shoemaker, and The Emperor's New Clothes. For more about the company and about future productions, visit their website.