A festival of brilliant children’s and family theatre, across the North West.
The Big Imaginations Festival is a two-week celebration of the best in children and family theatre. Feed your families’ imaginations with 9 brilliant shows across 21 venues near to you in the North West including Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.
Fairytales Gone Bad: Granny locks/ The Monstrous Duckling
Thursday 26 October, 11am
A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story.
Join award-winning performance poet Joseph Coelho as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.
Fairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella/Blood-red Hood
Thursday 26 October, 1.30pm
Running Time: 45 mins
Discover the true tale of Cinderella, where she dies and becomes a zombie and falls in love with a vampire prince.
Saturday 21 October, 11am, 1:30pm & 5pm
Running Time: 35 Minutes
Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village.
Body of Light
Wednesday 25 October, 11am & 1.30pm
Running Time: 45 minutes
Light, technology and dance combine in this beautiful little show suitable for tiny people and big people too!
A mysterious vaudeville storyteller with a magical top-hat and coat unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters, which are maybe not as charming as you remember!
Arun Ghosh Trio
Wednesday 1 November, 11am & 1.30pm
Award winning clarinettist Arun Ghosh brings his exciting energy and original music to the Big Imaginations Festival.
Arun’s musical stories take you on a journey along rivers, through mountains and into the heart of the city.
View the full Festival programme here: http://www.bigimaginations.co.uk/the-turnpike/