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Theatre and Special Events in Tameside

2018

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

Family Theatre 2018

Thursday 1st November

THE CHIT CHAT CHALK SHOW


Presented by The Knotted Project and Hawk Dance Theatre, supported by The Big Imaginations Network
 
The Chit Chat Chalk Show is a magical chalky adventure!

Kiko is a shy, reserved and confused young girl struggling to make sense of everything. With the help of a quirky pair of guides, she embarks on a quest to discover the mixture of emotions and colours that make her unique!
For children aged 3-8 years and their grown-ups. The story dances, draws and giggles its way through from beginning to end and is sure to put a smile on faces both young and old!

Suitable for ages 3-8
Running Time Approx 60 minutes
ShowTime’s 12noon and 3.00pm
Central Gallery, Old St, OL6 7SG
Tickets; £3 per child (accompanying adult’s free (max 1 per child))      

Box Office: Call 0161 342 4144 or email events@tameside.gov.uk

 

Friday 2nd November

OLD MACDONALD AND THE THREE PIGS PLUS  

Presented by Booster Cushion Theatre for Children
 
The brilliant Booster Cushion Theatre Company are back with another terrifically tall tale!

The Three Pigs are fed up with singing “Eee aye eee aye oh!” every day and bravely decide to move away from Old McDonald’s farm. Join the kind farmer and all of their animal friends in helping the little pigs build homes of their own, but beware, the big bad Wolf is on the prowl. Can you help save the day and stop the wolf blowing all the pigs hard work away?

A colourful and fun interactive show, full of props, pop ups and audience participation! The children help identify farm produce, sing and take part as the animals on the farm.

Suitable for ages 3+
Running time approx. 50 minutes
Showtimes  11.30am and 2.30pm
Central Gallery, Old St, OL6 7SG

Tickets; £3 per child (accompanying adult’s free (max 1 per child))      

Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc
Or call 0161 342 4144
 

First World War Centenary Performance

Monday 26th November

PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES- REBOOTED


Presented by 2 Boards and a Passion Theatre Company and Ashton Sixth Form College.
 
Originally devised back in 2014 with support from the HLF, this moving piece of theatre tells the true stories of the families of soldiers from Ashton Grammar School who lost their lives during the First World War.
 
Told in a promenade theatre performance through the sets of Portland Basin Museum’s 1918 street. Starring Performing Arts students of Ashton Sixth Form College, written and produced by 2 Boards & A Passion Theatre Company.
 
Showtimes  1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm then 6.30pm and 7.30pm
Suitable for ages 10+
Portland Basin Museum, Portland Place, OL7 0QA
Tickets; places are free but very limited

Box Office: Call 0161 342 4144 or email events@tameside.gov.uk

Christmas Special 2018

Various Dates and location throughout December

CHRIS T, MAZ AND CAROL


Written, devised and presented by 2 Boards and a Passion theatre Company

 

Chris T, Maz and Carol are waiting for the actors to arrive; the show has completely sold out! However there is one slight problem, no sign of the professional actors or company… what if the weather takes a turn for the worse? What if the professionals never arrive? The audience have paid for a show and by Jove they’re going to get one!
 
This is the story within the story, all about people telling a story.
 
 Join us for this incredible comic retelling of the Charles Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol” well sort of…
 
Suitable for ages 9+

Showtime’s and Venues

Droylsden Library
Wed 5th Dec, 12.15pm
 
Hattersley Library
Monday 10th Dec, 6.00pm
 
Astley Cheetham Gallery
Tuesday 11th Dec, 5.30pm
 
Dukinfield Library
Wednesday 12th Dec, 6.00pm
 
Central Gallery, Ashton
Thursday 13th Dec, 6.00pm

Tickets; Places are free but very limited
Box Office: Call 0161 342 4144 or email events@tameside.gov.uk
 

Family Theatre 2019

Tuesday February 19th 2019

RABBIT GIRL & THE SEARCH FOR WONDER

A co production between 154 Collective and Creative Scene, supported by The Big Imaginations.
 
A new family show with music, animation and puppetry.
 
Sometthing impossible has happened, something no one saw coming. So Rabbit Girl and her Dad have done what they do best – pulled on their boots, packed their tent and headed off into the wilderness. Join them around the campfire to hear about some pretty awesome adventures by some pretty awesome kids just like you.
 
Playful, poignant and with a little sprinkle of magic, Rabbit Girl and The Search for Womnder is a new show inspired by stories from real families.
 
Suitable for under 8’s and their grown ups
Showtime 11.30am and 2.30pm
Astley Cheetham Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN
Tickets £3 per child, accompanying adult free (max 1 per child).


Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc
Or call 0161 342 4144
 

Saturday March 2nd 2019

BIG BOOK TALL TALES

The irreverently ridiculous Booster Cushion Theatre Company are back with another tall tale!
 
Big Book Tall Tales is a story that takes place in a forgotten tattered library. Our Rainbow Caretaker can’t stop talking about all his favourite books while he cleans the forgotten rooms, when suddenly; he finds a 6ft tall book!
 
Bigger than any book he’s ever seen, he tries to read the story…but all the words have been washed away. Come with us on adventure that will have you falling through the pages, discovering the washed away words and helping our caretaker find the story!
 
Suitable for ages 4+
Showtime 11.30am and 1.30pm 
Astley Cheetham Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN
Tickets £3 per child, accompanying adult free (max 1 per child).                                                                                                                                                            
Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc
Or call 0161 342 4144


Tuesday 9th April 2019

THE BOY AND THE MERMAID

 

Presented by Paper Balloon Theatre and supported by The Big Imaginations.

On the farthest edge of a wind-battered rock there sits a  small fishing town.  Sometimes it feels like the town is on the edge of the world. That’s mainly because it is.  

The Boy lives with his Grandma, forbidden from venturing beyond the shore, but the terrifying tales told of horrors in the deep only whet his appetite - he stares at the ocean and dreams. Can one unlikely friendship save the Town On The Sea from catastrophe? 

Join three abundantly be-bearded storytellers as they weave a fishy tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters and spectacularly bad town planning. With live music, puppetry, a rapping octopus and a shifting set full of surprises – this enchanting show is fun for all the family (5+). 

Suitable for ages 5+
Showtime 12noon and 2.30pm
Astley Cheetham Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN
Tickets £3 per child, accompanying adult free (max 1 per child).
Online Box Office: www.ticketsource.co.uk/tameside-mbc
Or call 0161 342 4144