Father Frost

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Saturday, 8 December 2018 from 14:00-16:00

Pre show arts workshop from 12.30pm £3 per person

Gather around, all you little pigeons young and old, as the harsh Winter winds blow. It’s time to wrap up warm, light the samovar, sip tea, forget the world outside and listen to stories…


In a tiny wooden house, a little candle dances, casting mysterious shadows.

A girl is sent into the forest where Father Frost breathes his icy breath across the oak trees.

Meanwhile, a golden feather shimmers on the path, dropped by the mythical Firebird. Who will find it?

And when turnips go missing and a sneezing goat appears, will life ever be the same again?


Join performance storyteller, Emily Hennessey, for a wild and wonderful Winter’s journey through a world of Old Peter’s Russian Tales, collected by Arthur Ransome. Suitable for old and young alike.

(Recommended minimum age 8+)

There will be a pre-show workshop before the show at 12:30-1pm – entry £3

★★★★★ “an outstanding performance storyteller” The Latest

★★★★ “Emily Hennessey is such a mesmerising storyteller”  Everything Theatre


EMILY HENNESSEY is a bold and dynamic performance storyteller. Emily’s work is often described as intelligently composed and beautifully performed, while her storytelling style is said to be warm, captivating, bold and witty, delighting audiences of all ages.


Emily has performed at venues and festivals in India, Iceland, Japan, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Belgium. Recent UK performances include the Soho Theatre, the Royal Opera House, Shakespeare’s Globe and the British Museum.




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Common Lore – Live Gig Theatre

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Common Lore By Sophia Hatfield Stute Theatre, in association with Northern Broadsides

Suitable for age 11+

20th October 2018

Doors 7pm, show starts 7.30pm

“It’s hard being young round here. Looking for a job. Trying to earn money. Wanting just to take my stake in the place that I live. But the old ways won’t give.”
Meet Scarlet, waiting for the bus… again. On the way to visit her Nan, she reinvents the childhood stories she knows so well, and finally discovers her future path, in her own unique way.
An inventive, fast-paced fusion of theatre, spoken word, projections and live electronic music, performed by one young woman (and her mobile phone). Fairy Tales and modern life collide in this exciting new show!
“Witty, engaging and interesting.”
“Original, fast and very engaging.”
Audience Members, January 2018

Tickets £10 adults/£8 concession/£6 child available here

Box Office: 07845 964802

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