Leicester’s Curve theatre this half-term hosts an action-packed week of performances, free activities and workshops as part of the UK-wide Family Arts Festival.
In the theatre, Curve has welcomed some very special visitors live on stage as Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo roared into town with its impressive cast of prehistoric creatures on 22 – 24 October. This interactive and imaginative show uses ingenious puppetry to bring the dinosaurs to life. Intrepid audience members are invited onstage to assist the Zoo Keeper in their daily tasks, but be warned -not all of these reptiles are as tame as they seem!
Also, Hairy Mclairy and his friends, Hercules Morse, Bottomley Potts and Schnitzel von Krumm will be in the theatre from 25 – 26 October. Based on the books by Lynley Dodd, this production features music and storytelling that bring the famous children’s stories to life.
Families can also join in Curve’s 5th Birthday celebrations on the Mezzanine which will be transformed into a big birthday party.
Local artist Lucy Hammond will be helping children create a huge birthday cake art installation and over the course of the week, Curve’s Chef Adam will be creating a large biscuit jigsaw to celebrate 5 years of Curve.
Throughout the week, a free programme of taster workshops and activities will be on offer for children aged from two upwards, including Street and Bollywood dance classes, family poetry writing and singing with the Curve Children’s Choir.
Also, storytellers from Leicestershire Library services will be reading well known stories from children’s shows that have visited Curve over the past five years including Spot’s Birthday, The Tiger Who Came to Tea and The Snow Queen.