Theatre Review: Kite – The Wrong Crowd at Warwick Arts Centre

When I heard about The Wrong Crowd‘s production Kite, I loved the idea of a theatre show for children without words. Some of my favourite productions I’ve seen aimed at younger audiences have had little language – so I know the idea works well. Sadly, Pickle and I weren’t able to attend this particular run at Warwick Arts Centre, but my two foster brothers and my Dad were. They joined a varied audience ranging upwards from about four years old on Monday 18 February, and I caught up with them afterwards to hear all about it. My foster brothers are…

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Children’s Theatre in the Midlands – February 2019

We’re lucky to have a wealth of cultural venues surrounding us here in the West Midlands. Whether you are looking to stay as close to home as possible, or are willing to travel a little further, you can almost guarantee there will be something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. I’ve had a look at some of my favourite venues to pick out the top theatre shows for children and families this February. The school half terms are always rich with cultural offerings, and this year is no different. Sourpuss – Midlands Art Centre Sunday 17 FebruaryPerformance Times: 11am,…

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Theatre Review: Hush-a-Bye – Oily Cart at Warwick Arts Centre

This time last year, Pickle had his first experience of theatre: In a Pickle by Oily Cart. It absolutely blew me (and him) away, and was the best possible introduction to children’s theatre I could have asked for. They set the standard bar really high! And although we’ve seen some pretty brilliant theatre together since, nothing has quite matched that first production for me. It’s no surprise then, that I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my last day before going back to work than enjoying another Oily Cart theatre performance with Pickle, Hush-a-Bye. In fact, I delayed my start date…

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Theatre Review: Snow Mouse – Travelling Light at Warwick Arts Centre

Going to the theatre means different things to different people. For me? I like to be charmed. I like productions that are warm, and charismatic, that have me falling in love with characters, places, stories or, well, anything. I like to feel like I’m stepping into a different world – where anything is possible. When Pickle and I walked into the Helen Martin Studio at Warwick Arts Centre on Friday for their festive offering of Snow Mouse, I immediately had a good feeling about the show – the studio is completely decked out as a snowy wonderland, with white pom-pom…

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What’s On: Christmas Theatre for Children in the West Midlands

After getting my tickets sorted for The Snowman at Coventry Cathedral, I’ve scoured the programmes from other West Midlands arts venues to see what Christmas shows/events are not to missed this winter. What better way to get into the festive spirit than enjoying a bit of culture and allow yourself to get wrapped up in the magic? I’ve picked my favourites featuring shows from mac Birmingham, Warwick Arts Centre, and Artrix.

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