A brand new programme of family theatre bought to you by Applause Rural Touring in partnership with Southborough Town Council.
18th July 2023
Applause is delighted to announce that starting from October, we will be hosting a series of theatre shows at Unity Hall, Southborough Civic Centre.
Earlier this year, Applause relocated its base to the civic centre, and we are thrilled that this move has paved the way for a collaboration with Southborough Town Council. Together, we are initiating a sustainable programme of family theatre, with the aim of bringing enjoyment to Southborough residents and the wider community at affordable ticket prices.
The inaugural show will be Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers by Get Lost and Found on 7th October, with a fantastic selection of monthly family shows thereafter.
See below for upcoming shows and more information.
Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
By Get Lost and Found. All around the world Roald Dahl’s words are disappearing not only from books but children’s minds too! Now only a Secret Organization known as The Ancient Guild of Taletenders can save the stories and they need your help! Suitable for ages 5 – 11 years.
By Pointy Finger. Crash. Bang. Whoopsie! What do the microwave, superglue and crisps all have in common? They were all invented by accident! Two silly scientists are on the edge of a perfect experiment – and the results could seriously change the world! But what if it’s not all about getting it right? Suitable for ages 3 – 10 years.
By Rust and Stardust. A tale to enthrall full of song and snowfall…Wintertide is approaching in the Kingdom of Yule, but the weather is warm and balmy with not a single sign of snow! The villagers fear the annual Festival of Ice will be ruined. A charming rhyming tale of adventure and unlikely friendship. Suitable for ages 3 – 10 years.
Don’t miss award-winning Theatre Fideri Fidera’s latest fun-filled comic creation which promises audiences capers around castles, a medieval Strictly Come Dancing contest and a nail-biting finale: a joust on life-size horse puppets. Inspired by the tales of Robin Hood and Sir Lancelot. Suitable for ages 3 – 10 years.
By Half a String. An extraordinary journey through a busy forest. Experience a story told from the perspective of an acorn; the hectic forest floor, dense thrumming underworlds, and dazzling heights of icy branches. Discover bizarre larger than life fungi, connecting creaking tree roots, and majestic guardians watching over a delicate cycle. Suitable for ages 5 – 11 years.
By Get Lost and Found. Be sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful. Magical puppetry, an ingenious pop up book set, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences. Suitable for ages 3 – 8 years.
By Rachel Dean supported by Rural Touring Dance Initiative. An enchanting tale of a miniature girl finding her place in the big wide world. A gentle and playful performance with the beauty of the natural world at its heart. Brought to life through live music, dance and song, Thumbelina is helped by the audience to escape from a hungry toad and to build a shelter from sticks. Suitable for ages 3 – 8 years.
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