Inspired by the book by Jonathan Swift By Lulu Raczka Directed by Jaz Woodcock-Stewart Devised with the company This perfect family Easter show is an adventure-filled modern adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s surreal masterpiece. Lemuel Gulliver sails away to a world of strange islands and even stranger creatures – from the tiny inhabitants of Lilliput, to the giants of Brobdingnag, and the mysterious Houyhnhnms – and embarks upon an epic adventure of survival, unexpected friendship and self-discovery. Gulliver’s fantastical imaginings are vividly brought to life using video camera, intricate table-top sets and projection alongside live performance in this playful, funny and highly inventive show that uses Swift’s biting satire to explore reality and escapism, home and family, and the power of stories to transform our view of the world. Please note this show contains flashing light throughout. Originally programmed for March 2020, we’re delighted to present this show in 2022 following its cancellation due to the pandemic. Ages 7+ Tickets: £8 – £16 under 18s / £12 – £22 adults (holiday weekends at top price. Holidays 2 – 17 Apr) Find out more
“You cannot tame something so happily wild…” Created by How It Ended Based on the book by Emily Hughes Wild’s home is the forest. Bears teach her how to eat, birds help her to speak, and foxes show her how to play. She is irrepressibly wild. Then one day, some new animals arrive. They look oddly like her – and they want to take Wild away. But what if she was happy where she was? Adapted from the glorious picture book by artist Emily Hughes, Wild is brought to life by inventive young company How It Ended (The Little Gardener, UK tour). This energetic story, told with atmospheric sound, movement and puppetry, celebrates the free spirit in all of us. Originally programmed for March 2020, we’re delighted to present this show in 2022 following its cancellation due to the pandemic. Ages 2-6 Tickets: £12 – £14 under 18s / £12 – £20 adults (holiday weekends at top price. Holidays 2 – 17 Apr) Find out more.
Free Interactive Exhibition for all the Family A virtual playground for lovers of art and technology of all ages awaits you this April at Anise Gallery. Anise Gallery held its first Virtual Reality exhibition in 2015 – transporting visitors into a virtual gallery whilst they sat amongst the real version. An early comparison of the real vs the unreal, and as the technology has advanced Anise has, alongside sister company A-VR, continued to take visitors on more immersive, more ‘goose bump’ inducing journeys.This Spring the Anise Gallery is inviting families to be transported back to the origins of gaming. Did the creator of the first videogame back in 1958 realise the potential for what he was starting? As we progress through the mediums time line, as new discoveries allow for more interaction, more realism we bring you the highlights – Pong, Zork, Asteroids, Super Mario Brothers, Doom, Quake amongst others. Activities: Create your own masterpiece with google tilt brush Design your own cardboard VR headset Design a game character Get your name on the high score list! Opening Times: Monday – Sunday 11am – 5pm Closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday Free Entry More details at www.anise.gallery
The Unicorn Theatre’s one and two day workshops are back for the Easter holidays. Led by professional theatre-makers, each workshop leads to a performance on the Unicorn stage for friends and family. Choose from dance, circus, drama, puppetry and more, learn new skills and make new friends. Suitable for ages 7-13. Moving and Grooving: Dance and Movement Workshop A jam packed day exploring the world of contemporary, disco, street, Bollywood and more. Tue 3 Apr | Ages 7 – 11 BOOK NOW > Shake, Juggle and Roll: Dance, Circus and Movement Two Day Workshop A two-day workshop exploring the world of dance, circus movement and performance. Wed 4 – Thu 5 Apr | Ages 9 – 13 BOOK NOW > Shadow, Glove & Strings: Puppetry Workshop A one-day workshop exploring the imaginative possibilities of puppetry. This workshop is the same on both days. Fri 6 Apr & Sat 7 Apr | Ages 7 – 12 BOOK NOW > Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Thu, 10.30am – 5.30pm on Sat Price: £55 per child / 2 day workshops £100 per child
Spring is here and this Easter the Unicorn Theatre will be offering a range of family friendly events over the holidays. There will be something for all ages with activities and workshops complementing the shows on stage. THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Until 15 Apr | Ages 5+ **** The Guardian, Daily Mail, WhatsOnStage Based on the much-loved book this show is a gorgeous, heart-warming tale about a very shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real. One of our biggest hits to date, the production is back for a third time following a New York transfer. Tickets £8 – £18 | No booking fee. UP CLUB+ Afternoon Tea with Rabbit Join us on stage for special cream tea, rabbit themed crafts and a surprise guest! 5, 7, 13 & 15 Apr | Adult £8.50 Child £4.50 JERAMEE, HARTLEBY & OOOGLEMORE Until 9 Apr | Ages 3+ **** The Guardian, Time Out, The Stage Take a trip to the seaside with three people who have a lot to say, but only three words with which to say it. Director Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, National Theatre) returns with the smash-hit show that had last year’s audience in stitches. A treat for children and adults alike, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘stupidly lovely show’ (The Guardian). But keep an eye out for that seagull… Tickets: £10 – £16 | No booking fee. MADE IN A DAY – THEATRE WORKSHOPS 10 – 15 Apr | Ages 7 – 14 Led by professional theatre-makers, these workshops are designed to be creative, fun and challenging sessions that explore the worlds of puppetry, circus, movement and performance. Participants will devise, develop and stage a piece of work they have created together using the new skills and knowledge from that day. £55 per child | 9.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Thu, 10.30am – 5.30pm on Sat Special offer: Book a place for No Strings Attached and Shadow Hands and save £10.