You’re Never Too Young To Start Going to the Theatre! Big Imaginations Brings First production for Babies to North West Venues

Babies in ManchesterSouthportChorlton and Cheshire can dust off their dummies, make up their milk bottles and pop into their pushchairs for a first trip to the theatre as Big Imaginations Theatre Consortium brings its first production for babies, Shiny, to venues across the North West from late June.

Packed with sparkle, light and glitter, Shiny features dancers from acclaimed company Turned on its Head as they inspire children from 0-4 in this dazzling interactive show.  Set in the glamorous 1940s the joyous journey takes young viewers from a dusty cinema storeroom to the magical world of movie stars – a place where everything shines and sparkles.  Children’s faces will light up with amazement as all that glitters unfolds before their very eyes.

Shiny will be playing at The Edge In Chorlton at 10.45am on 27 June, at The Atkinson Theatre in Southport at 10.45am on 29th June, at Z-arts theatre in Hulme at 1pm and 3pm on 30th June and at the Just So Festival at Rode Hall in Cheshire on 17th and 18th August.

And older children in the North West can also enjoy the wonder of theatre as CBeebies’ favourite Patrick Lynch (Razzle Dazzle, Let’s Celebrate) and Italian TV star Carlo Rossi team up with writer Marcello Chiarenza to bring the beautifully-acted, interactive comedy Knick Knack and Doo Dad to The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre in Chorlton, Z-arts in Hulme and the Atkinson in Southport from the end of June.

Presented by Lyngo Theatre, Mac Birmingham and the Lowry, Knick Knack And Doo Dad will enchant children from aged 3 to 10 with the stinky story of rubbish-sorter Knick who lives alone on a big, smelly floating rubbish Island.  Knick has been on the rubbish island for so long he’s forgotten how to smile and has started talking to a dummy he has made. But when Doo Dad arrives on the island he wants to help Knick although Knick doesn’t want any help! With the help of the audience, Doo Dad shows Knick why having friends is so important and all the reasons there are to be cheerful. Children can join in with the rubbish storm, the crying chorus, and with making bubbly fire and ha-ha food in this interactive show about friendship and rubbish!

“Big Imaginations is dedicated to bringing the most brilliant and affordable theatre to the region to spark the imaginations of children in the North West,” says Liz O’Neill, CEO Z-arts, a lead partner of Big Imaginations. “They say you can never start too young and these two diverse productions will thrill everyone from the tiniest babies to the most sophisticated twelve year olds!”

Knick Knack and Doo Dad will appear at the Edge in Chorlton at 10.45am on 28th JuneZ-arts in Hulme at 1pm on 29th June and The Atkinson in Southport at 1.30pm on 13th July.


June 26th, 2013

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