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Catching them young at The Dukes

The Dukes Lancaster has launched a season of theatre events for children that caters for ages from six months upwards.

Parents can choose from seven family shows – maybe with a family pass that gives 15 per cent off when booking three shows or 10 per cent off for two.

The season features:

Flotsam and Jetsam (February 4) – a hopeful, adventure story about two very different creatures that must learn to work together. Visual theatre with original music and puppetry.

toooB (March 4) – a wordless performance suitable for the very young (6-24 months). The gentle, sensory adventure features a performer inside a giant caterpillar-like tunnel costume, magically manipulating it before emerging and inviting the audience to play.

Curious Investigators (March 25) – an interactive engineering adventure for young scientists, created with engineering experts from Lancaster University.

The Twirlywoos (March 8-9) – brought to life on stage with inventive puppetry and promising an hour of colourful fun and laughter. The show comes from the producers of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and is an introduction to theatre for all ages.

The King of Nothing (April 15) – an anarchic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's story The Emperor's New Clothes, with songs, puppetry and slapstick.

The Singing Mermaid (May 30-31) – with three performers and puppets plus music and songs by Barb Jungr (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt). Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’s much-loved story is for all the family.

The Hero Next Door (June 16) – a celebration of friendship and working together to do the right thing. Using film, animation, music and physical theatre, the show is accessible to all and comes from a collective of disabled, non-disabled and culturally-diverse actors.

More info and tickets here


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