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Theatre and Special Events in Tameside

2017

 Tameside Cultural Services aim to provide a balanced and professional theatre arts programme.

Childrens’ Film and Theatre in Tameside 2017




The new “Reel Kids Film Club” is on the second Saturday of the month.

1pm at Astley Cheetham Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN.

Tickets Price - £2 per child.

Limited places, please book on 0161 342 4144
 



Saturday 12 August  
The Gruffalo
Come along and join in with a craft activity based on the Gruffalo, then enjoy a showing of the
animated film based on the much-loved children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson. 

Saturday 9 September 
The Incredibles
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into
 action to save the world.

Saturday 14 October 
Gruffalo’s Child
Come along and join in with a craft activity based on The Gruffalo's Child, then enjoy a showing of
the animated film based on the much-loved children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson. 

Saturday 11 November 
Room on a Broom
Come along and join in with a craft activity based on Room on a Broom, then enjoy a showing of
the animated film based on the much-loved children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson. 

Saturday 9 December 
Stickman
Come along and make your very own stick man, then enjoy a showing of the animated film based
on the much-loved children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson. 

Family Theatre 2017

Friday 18th August
A Chellow Heist
Presented by Oldham Coliseum’s Young Rep Company
Oldham Coliseum’s award winning Young Reps Company come back to Tameside with another original, high energy show. Based on The Summer Reading Challenges awesome Animal Agents, “A Chellow Heist” sees an average day at school turn into chaos as the final year exam papers are stolen from Professor Spots’ office. The culprits have been narrowed down to three. Take a journey through the events of the day, hear the alibis and use your detective skills to decide which student is guilty.
Showtimes 12.30pm & 2.00pm
Central Gallery, Old St, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7SG
Places are free but limited, call 342 4144 to reserve a place.

Monday 21st August
Hansel, Gretel and You…Who?
Booster Cushion Theatre Company
The brilliantly bonkers Booster Cushion Theatre Company are back in Tameside with another rip roaring roller coaster of a tale. This one is very, very loosely based on The Grim Fairy Tale; Hansel and Gretel, but with Booster Cushions unique Twist, especially adapted to fit with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents. This is a fast funny show with lots of opportunities to help.
Showtimes 12.30pm & 2.00pm
Astley Cheetham Gallery, Stalybridge, SK15 1DA
Places are free but limited, call 342 4144 to reserve a place.

Saturday 21st October
Junk Child
Presented by Scallywags Theatre Company
Join us as we enter the junk world on an exciting adventure that explores our impact on climate, and what we can do to help prevent climate change. Expect beautiful puppets, funky ‘junk’ music, and imaginative storytelling. Come and meet the rulers of the junk world, discover the secret of the trees, and help to make the sun shine again… But will the Junk Child ever find her way home? Only    the peppered moths know.
Ages 7+
Running Time: 45 minutes
Showtimes 11.30am & 1.00pm
Central Gallery, Old St, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7SG
Ticket Price: £3.00 per child, accompanying adults are free (max 1 adult per child).


Saturday 28th October
Handa’s Surprise
Part of the Big Imaginations frestival of theatre for children and families, 19 October-5 November 2017. http://www.bigimaginations.co.uk/
Presented by Little Angels Theatre.
Handa’s Surprise, the much loved children’s book by Eileen Browne, is brought to life through puppetry, dance and song. Set in the warmth and colour of a Kenyan village, this beautiful production recounts the gentle story of a young girl, Handa, taking fruits in a basket to her friend Akeyo. On her colourful journey Handa encounters various mischievous animals who steal her fruit – a monkey, an ostrich, zebra, giraffe, elephant, antelope and a parrot. Will there be any fruit left for Akeyo at all?
“A short, sunshiny little show with a delicious citrus finish.” – Critics’ Choice Time Out
Ages 2-6.
Running Time: 35 minutes
Showtimes 12.00noon & 1.00pm
Central Gallery, Old St, Ashton under Lyne, OL6 7SG
Ticket Price: £3.00 per child, accompanying adults are free (max 1 adult per child).


Monday 30th October
Tales of Birbal
Part of the Big Imaginations frestival of theatre for children and families, 19 October-5 November 2017. http://www.bigimaginations.co.uk/
Presented by Mashi Theatre.
The players drawing a hand-pulled rickshaw stumble upon the audience and begin to unpack these ancient tales. Akin to Aesop’s fables, the stories are reawakened for a new audience of families and children. Tales of Birbal is a colourful, inventive, humorous piece, featuring music and puppetry.
Ages 6+ years.
Running Time: 50 minutes
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.00pm
Astley Cheetham Gallery, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN
Ticket Price: £3.00 per child, accompanying adults are free (max 1 adult per child).


Outdoor Summer Family Outdoor Theatre 2017

Friday 4 August
James and the Giant Peach
With a trade mark of high quality, engaging theatre Gambolling Arena’s adaptation of James and the Giant Peach, initially written for the Dahl 100, is sure to wow the audience.
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm Ryecroft Hall Park, Manchester Road, Audenshaw. M34 5ZJ

Wednesday 9 August 
Dogs Don’t Do Ballet
Little Blue Monster Productions Ltd is a professional theatre producer, established with the simple aim to create truly magical theatrical experiences for children and their families. Based on the award-winning children's book by Anna  handcrafted puppets and Biff, the ballet-dancing dog!
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm
Stamford Park, Stamford Street, Stalybridge, SK15 1NJ
Ticket Price:Free

Thursday 17 August
Circus Sensible
Circus Sensible are the UK's leading provider of Circus Skills Workshop Days and Big Top Days for Schools and Events. Bringing their unique blend of mayhem and madness, Circus Sensible are bound to excite and entrance the audience.
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm Haughton Green Playing Fields, Tatton Road, Haughton Green, Denton. M34 7PL

Tuesday 22 August
The Walrus and the Carpenter
iDOLRiCH Theatre Rotto are an award winning international touring puppetry and theatre company. Take a stroll with the Walrus and Carpenter on the hunt for a spot to hold their gourmet seafood picnic…
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm Dukinfield Park, King Street. SK14 4TH

Thursday 31 August
Reynard the Fox
The Fabularium is a self-contained touring outdoor theatre company with a medieval twist, specialising in a series of skills including storytelling, live music, mask work, puppetry, physical theatre and acrobatics. The tale of Reynard the Fox follows the woodlands most infamous scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest.
Showtimes 11.30am & 2.30pm Hyde Park. SK14 4JX

 

For more information call Tameside Cultural Services 0161 342 4144. Or email us at events@tameside.gov.uk