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Dolittle (PG)

Dir: Stephen Gaghan 2020 | 101 mins, US

The eccentric Dr John Dolittle has hidden himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company. But when young Queen Victoria falls gravely ill, he must set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure.

WHY? A vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals

Courtyard Theatre
£8 (£6 under 16s)
Family & Friends (4 people) £24

Relaxed Screenings
The screening on Tuesday 21 April at 11am is a Relaxed Screening. Everyone is welcome to join us for this friendly format. The house lights are kept on and audience members can come and go as they please.

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Learn yoga postures, a gentle bedtime yoga sequence, meditations based on popular fairy tales and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience needed.

Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring
Sun 19 Jan, 16 Feb, 15 Mar, 26 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child) or £55 for 4 sessions

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world.

Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

Sun 8 Mar - Hugless Douglas by David Melling and Chicken Licken
Sun 5 Apr - TBC

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

The Story Den
£3.50 per person (45 mins)

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Pop Divas Live!

Get ready to experience all your favourite pop divas as the greatest female stars of today appear on the same stage for the first time ever!

The UK’s number one girl band tribute, Little Mix kick off the show, then Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Rihanna all join in the fun for two hours of non-stop hits. There’s even an appearance from American YouTube teen sensation JoJo Siwa, making her Pop Divas Live! debut for 2020!

Whether you’re a grown up who listens on the radio or a little one who watches on a tablet, we guarantee you’ll love every tune! There’s even a chance for four lucky little divas to join the stars live on stage!

WHY? Whether you are 4 or 64, don’t miss the UK’s number 1 pop tribute!

Courtyard Theatre
£14 (£12 under 16s)
Family and Friends ticket £48

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Spy Monkey

Join Hanuman, our brave and intrepid Monkey Intelligence Officer, on his most important secret mission to date!

He will need to use all his extraordinary superpowers to find and rescue the captured Princess Sita from Ravana, a wicked ten-headed demon King, and could do with your help!

Three incredible performers use hip-hop and Bharata Natyam dance, music and story-telling to excite and engage young audiences and adults alike.

Age guidance 4+ years

WHY? Full of daring and wit, this is a contemporary twist on a classic Indian tale from the Ramayana

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Slime

Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach.

Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends.

Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music.Things get sticky.

Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

WHY? ‘A microscopic world of epic adventure… with or without kids its a howling delight’ The Guardian

‘Inclusivity runs right through this piece… Packed with invention and laughs’
★★★★ The Stage

‘Perfect for the age range it’s aimed at’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks

‘A real heart-warming delight’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh49

‘Highly recommend this show as a really welcoming, fun and exciting way into theatre for small children’ ★★★★ Theatre Bubble

’10 out of 5 stars - Isobel aged 4’ Edinburgh Life With Kids

‘The Herd have created a vibrant and inviting playground-set that encourages the touching and feeling of the various spongy, slimy and crunchy materials around you’
Hot Potato

‘Perfectly pitched performance…The set had the delightful feel of muted, gentle soft play’ The Yorkshire Times

Studio
45 mins plus 15 minutes stay and play.
£11 (£9 under 16s)
£36 Family and Friends ticket (4 people)

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One Duck Down

7,000 rubber ducks. 7 seas. 1 big adventure!

One Duck Down is inspired by a true tale (featured on Blue Planet II) that saw 7000 Rubber Ducks cast adrift in a mighty storm. Jam packed with music, clowning and puppetry and with a set and props which are recycled from the lost and found of rubbish both on land and at sea, join our unlikely but lovable hero Billy as he is swept up on an ocean clear up adventure that would make David Attenborough proud.

Winner of Best Family Show at VAULT Festival 2018

WHY? ‘A perfect show for kids’ ★★★★★ Families Edinburgh

'A heart-warming production' ★★★★★ Three Weeks

'A magical wholesome family show' ★★★★★ Edinburgh 49

'One Duck Down is utterly brilliant in every way' ★★★★★ West End Wilma

'You will laugh and smile for the rest of the day' ★★★★★ Upper Circle

'Impossible for the whole family not to enjoy' ★★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

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Concertini with The Haystacks Band (Relaxed)

Grab your tiny dancers for a toe-tapping concert of hits performed in a fresh, upbeat Country Pop style.

With music from Jess Glynne, George Ezra, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift. Concertinis are a relaxed environment, ideal for children with SEND.

Age Guidance: all ages

WHY? The Haystacks are joined by Makaton signer Rachel Davison

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Family Ceilidh

Join our live band for easy to learn dance steps and lots of laughter.

Experience the fun of a reel and a jig around the Long Barn!

WHY? A great way for families to spend some fine quality time together

Long Barn

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Fathers' Day Concertini with Rob Castell

Musical theatre tunes and family favourites including songs from The Lion King and The Greatest Showman.

Concertinis are a relaxed environment, ideal for children with SEND.

Age Guidance: all ages

WHY? Little people can dance, sing and move around!

Studio
£11 | £9 under 16s | Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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Basil Brush's Family Fun Show

Britain's most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song.

He’s most recently appeared on CBBC’s Crackerjack. This show for all the family is specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!

WHY? ‘Basil Brush is back with a boom – the children loved it’ ★★★★ Kids Day Out Reviews

‘The show was great – I recommend to anyone with school age children’ ★★★★ WhatsGoodToDo.co.uk

Presented by Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy in association with Basil Brush Limited.

Courtyard Theatre
(50 mins approx)
£11 (£9 under 16s)
Family and Friends (4 people) £36

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Amazing Bubble Man

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles.

He combines comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerised.

WHY? From fog-filled, helium-propelled rocket bubbles, to tornado bubbles, the Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages

Suitable for all ages.

Courtyard Theatre
£11 (£9 under 16s), Family & Friends (4 people) £36

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