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Mermaid singing at Bristol

LITTLE Angel brings its family show The Singing Mermaid to Bristol Old Vic from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February, and it’s specially suitable for children from three to eight years old. Julia Donaldson’s enormously pop­ular story The Singing Mer­maid is brought to live with  beautiful puppetry and performance. For more information, visit the website,…

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Once Upon a Princess

THE Dorset-based company OCD is opening its newest show, Once Upon a Princess, at the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Thurs­day 21st February. The show includes a parade of favourite fairytale princesses in a production that features a top pop hits and musical classics, with loads of audience interaction and fun for all ages. After…

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Artsreach tour for adventures in the Alps

ANGLO-Swiss children’s theatre company Fideri Fidera brings an award-winning show, Oskar’s Amazing Adventure, to Dorset for four performances on Monday 18th February and Tuesday 19th. Winner of the Primary Times’ Best Children’s Play award at Brighton Fringe in 2018, Oskar’s Amazing Adventure mixes humour, adventure, music and song, in an original show for young children…

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Hansel and Gretel dance into Bath

THE vibrant Uchenna Dance company visits the egg at Bath Theatre Royal from 2oth to 23rd February with a colourful new show, Hansel and Gretel . The story follows two young heroes as they brave a big journey and find themselves lost in the city, overwhelmed by the sights, sounds and smells. They must find a way to…

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Salty tales from Tall Tree

TALL Tree, a Wiltshire-based theatre company that stages shows for young children, comes to Dorchester Arts at the Corn Exchange on Monday 18th February at 2.30pm, Salisbury on Tuesday 19th and Poole on 20th. It is Tall Tree’s Dorchester debut but the company is already popular with Artsreach audiences, and Lily and the Albatross should…

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Move over on the Broom!

JULIA Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Room on a Broom, ideal for children aged three and older and their families, comes to Southampton’s Nuffield Campus theatre from 19th to 24th February. This  Tall Stories show is a magical, musical stage adaptation of the popular picture book, promising a quintessential family treat with songs, laughs and scary…

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Whispering in the egg

STAR Flower, the new show by Whis­pering Woods comes to the egg at Bath Theatre Royal on  Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February, starting half-term with a bang. The company that created a magical production among the trees of Prior Park last year, now brings elements of the natural world indoors as two skillful performers…

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Up the Beanstalk at Hendford Hill

YEOVIL Amateur Pantomime Society has chosen the classic coming-of-age pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk for its 2019 show, on stage at the Octagon from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th January. Following the sucess of the  rock ‘n’roll spectacular Beauty and the Beast, YAPS return to the 70s for a disco version of the famous story…

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Long John Silver in Salisbury

ACTORS from Salisbury Studio Theatre’s youth theatre will take to the high seas in search of Treasure Island from Monday 21st to Satur­day 26th January. Director Peter McAuley has chosen Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buccaneers and derring do.   The cast, aged from 11 to 18, is led by Luke…

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Shaftesbury has a cracking panto

ONE of the favourite winter stories for all ages is The Nutcracker, best-known as a ballet with music by Tchaikovsky. This year it’s the choice for Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s pantomime, running over two weeks from Wednesday 23rd January. Based on a Russian fairytale that is full of winter magic, with toys and sweets that turn…

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