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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 20th 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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Pied Piper at Bridport

THE UK’s only theatre which is dedicated to puppetry, Norwich Puppet Theatre is bringing its unique adaptation of one of the best-loved of northern European folk tales to Bridport Arts Centre on Saturday 19th January at 2pm. The Pied Piper is a familiar story – the town of Hamelin is over-run by rats and the mayor…

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Comedy, tragedy, dance, circus and more

POOLE’s Lighthouse is the largest multi-arts complex outside London – and it has a programme to match, embracing all the arts from straight theatre to stand-up comedy, contemporary dance to classical orchestral music, modern jazz to traditional puppets. The winter-spring 2019 season starts in the theatre with St Petersburg Ballet with two Tchaikovsky favourites, Swan…

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Artsreach winter programme

WINTER and spring with Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity, brings a host of live performances, from traditional folk to contemporary dance, Indian storytelling to physical theatre. The music programme includes Welsh folk supergroup ALAW, Bristol-based a capella folk and shanty group The Longest Johns, exciting young Belgian period musicians WÖR recreating the music of…

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