FAMILY SHOWS

We’ve just come to the end of a really successful Christmas season of shows for all the family, but we’re not ready to rest on our laurels just yet. Looking ahead to February half term we’re presenting Shoofly Theatre’s aptly named You’re Not My Friend Anymore! in the Brewery Theatre(Wed 13 – Sun 17 Feb), Nutty Noah then explodes back onto our stage on Sun 17 March and finally Hiccup Theatre’s Rumpelstiltskin follows in April during the Easter holidays (Tue 02 – Sun 07 April).

 

YOU’RE NOT MY FRIEND ANYMORE!

SHOOFLY THEATRE

 

Wed 13 – Sun 17 February 11am & 2pm

 

It’s a phrase that you’ll either remember saying, or maybe you’ve heard it said by your children:

You’re Not My Friend Anymore!’

 

So what do you do…When your friend who makes you happy also makes you sad? When your friend wants to be with you but you want to be with someone else? And can it ever work having TWO BEST FRIENDS?

 

Shoofly’s brand new show for 3 – 7 year olds seeks to answer all of these questions and more! Young friendships are full of ups and downs, fall outs and make ups, game playing and ever changing rules, plus a wonderful honesty that we often grow out of.

 

This half term, Shoofly Theatre invites you to join them on their funny, delightful and poignant quest to explore the fundamental problems of being a good friend.

 

Shoofly Theatre (Two Four Six Eight) are actor Craig Edwards and designer Katie Sykes. Their previous credits include Cinderella: A Fairytale, The Ugly Duckling and Ali Baba & The Forty Thieves. They’re also joined by The Devil’s Violin Company’s Sarah Moody (A Love Like Salt, The Mysterious Vanishment of Pobby and Dingan) who is working with Craig to create an originally composed musical score.

 

Craig Edwards said of this brand new show: “Audiences can expect Lots of cool music, funny faces, silly games, dares and children eating too many biscuits!” Read his full interview here

 

“Absolutely brilliant, fun, colourful, full of imagination.”

Audience member (on Shoofly Theatre’s Two Four Six Eight)

“…a wide-eyed, exuberant little gem…there’s a sense of energy and wonder at the world that feels utterly genuine- and which should inspire a love of theatre, in audiences of all ages.” 4.5 stars out of 5. Venue Magazine (on Two Four Six Eight)

Tickets £6

Age recommendation 3 – 7 year olds

Running Time Approx. 45 mins

The Brewery Theatre, 231 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JP 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com

 

NUTTY NOAH

 

Sun 17 March 11am & 2pm

 

Nutty Noah is a regular sell out at the TFT, so this season we’ve brought him back, for his unique and explosive dose of magic, original music and mayhem.

 

Audiences should come prepared to enjoy wonderful original songs, plenty of audience participation and a feeling of satisfaction that they aren’t related to him!

 

The show is geared for children to enjoy and there is no educational content – guaranteed!

 

“Whatever Nutty Noah’s got, he’s got lots of it and audiences love it!” BBC Radio Bristol

 

“The king of all things silly.” Ben Elton

 

Tickets £6

Running time 1hr 10mins

Age recommendation 4+

Tobacco Factory Theatre, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1TF 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com

 

RUMPELSTILTSKIN
HICCUP THEATRE

 

Tue 02 – Sun 07 April Tue 2pm, Wed – Sun 11am & 2pm

 

Following their last sell out national tour in 2011 of The Owl and the Pussycat, Hiccup Theatre has embarked on a new show; a version of Rumpelstiltskin by Olivier Award winning writer Mike Kenny, which spins together live music, puppetry and mischievous storytelling.

 

Follow the troubled Miller’s daughter as she tries to outwit the greatest trickster of them all…

 

He’s sneaky,

He’s cheeky,

He’s…

Rumpelstiltskin!

 

Straw turns to gold, magic and mayhem are in the air… Before the sun rises will our brave heroine be able to solve the riddle and save the day or will rotten Rumpel double cross her once and for all?

 

Hiccup Theatre’s Co Artistic Director Sarah Brigham said: “This show mixes live music, songs, a dose of fairy magic and lots of mischief! Its fast paced and fun and will be suitable for children and adults alike”

 

This 55 minute play for children and their families follows the original plot of the story and includes a band of storytelling fairies.

 

Hiccup Theatre is one of the South East’s leading children’s theatre companies and has brought together an award winning creative team including Olivier Award winning writer Mike Kenny, Sony nominated Composer Ivan Stott and Director Sarah Brigham (awarded the Writers Guild of Great Britain award for the encouragement of new writing).

 

“The children sat wide eyed drinking in the magic”

Latest 7 Review for Hiccup Theatre’s last show The Owl and the Pussycat

 

“You are the Pixar of Theatre” Adult audience member on The Owl and the Pussycat

 

Tickets £6

Running time 1hr 5mins

Age recommendation 5-8 year olds and their grown-ups.

The Brewery Theatre, 231 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JP 0117 902 0344 www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com