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Tessa Bide’s new play at Bridport

A YOUNG boy is looking forward to the arrival of his new baby sister. He can hardly wait. He’s bubbling over with excitement at the start of Tessa Bide’s new play, Perfect, coming to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 30th June at 2pm. The boy is thrilled that he will have a new playmate to…

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Festiv’Owl joins Bath’s Minerva Owl trail

HORRIBLE Histories illustrator Martin Brown has created a “Festiv’Owl” for Bath Children’s Literature Festival as part of Minerva’s Owls of Bath trail around the city from 25th June to 10th September. There will be more than 80 owls on the trail, and the Horrible Histories owl, created by the illustrator of Terry Deary’s best-selling history…

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MBE for the egg’s Kate Cross

KATE Cross (pictured) the director of Bath Theatre Royal’s children’s theatre, the egg, has been appointed MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, in recognition of her work in children’s theatre and for the community of Bath. During her 20-year career at the Theatre Royal Bath, Kate has become a key figure in the arts scene…

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Fun at the egg, come rain or shine

BATH Theatre Royal’s dedicated youth theatre space, the egg, welcomes back the M6 and Polka Theatre companies for two days of Whatever the Weather, on Friday and Saturday 22nd and 23rd June. The show, aimed at audiences aged three and older with their families, is all about a weather house sitting on a wall. When…

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Hamelin at the Corn Exchange

NORWICH Puppet Theatre brings its latest solo show, Pied Piper, to the Corn Exchange in Dorchester on Saturday 23rd June at 11.30am and 2.30pm. When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance … The children’s theatre show combines puppetry, music and storytelling and…

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Grumpy, lost canine

SOURPUSS might be a grumpy ginger cat who is fascinated by the garden, but  if he gets shut out he feels lost and confused. Can you help him to find his way home? He will be at Bath Theatre Royal’s egg theatre on Saturday 16th June, where family audiences are invited to join his journey…

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One small step for families

FIFTY six years of history are crammed into  an hour of informative fun at the egg at Bath Theatre Royal on Friday and Saturday 8th and 9th June. The show is One Small Step, which returns to the egg by popular demand after previous sell-out performances. The audience is invited to buckle up for the…

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Never growing up at the Octagon

CASTAWAY Theatre Group returns to the Octagon in Yeovil from 31st May to 2nd June with a new production of  Peter Pan – The Musical. This version of the musical was made in 1995 for a West End production and subsequent tour. It’s delightful score adds charm to the original JM Barrie classic and endears the…

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Squashboxing a dinosaur in Dorchester

THERE’S half term fun at Dorchester Arts when the Cornish-based Squashbox Theatre arrives with its new play, Stones and Bones, on Thursday 31st May. The perfect family show for those who live on or are visiting the Jurassic Coast, it’s full of thrills and spills, puppets, songs and laughter.  It is performed by Craig Johnson…

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May customs and mask making at the museum

DORSET County Museum’s Craft Academy turns its attentions to the customs and traditions of the merry month of May with a special session at the museum in High West Street, Dorchester on Wednesday 30th May, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. The theme is May Customs and Mask Making, covering not only folk and local traditions, but…

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