Happily Ever After
Monday 28th October | 2pm
FREE | Age 5+
Our beloved fairy tale with a twist Happily Ever After is back, but this time as a film!
The queen is growing impatient. Her lazy son will never be king until he grows up, gets married and starts acting like one.
She invites hundreds of princesses from across the land, hoping to find the perfect bride for the prince, but he isn’t impressed by any of them. Then one day a princess arrives accompanied by her brother…
Produced in partnership with LGBT+ youth charity The Proud Trust, the film captures all the charm and humour of the stage play, told completely without words and set to a delightful score by Patrick Dineen (Adrift, Little Red).
Wednesday 30th October | 9:30am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
£8/£5 | Age 6–18 months
Blink. Blink again. What do you see?
Kaleidoscope is a mesmerising and playful new piece of theatre for babies aged 6–18 months, inspired by scientific research into how a baby’s sense of sight develops, and how they instinctively begin to categorise colours.
Tickets are £8 per child — this includes one free adult!
Thursday 31st October | 2pm, 3pm
Ellesmere Port Civic Hall
£8/£5 | Age 2–4
An enchanting and interactive piece of theatre for young children, from award-winning Italian theatre company TPO.
Combining dance, innovative projection and a wonderful set, Mini invites its audience to explore the space, shapes, colours and sounds around them. These different elements come to life as the children interact with them, creating a unique and engaging experience.
Stitch Brothers Patchwork Wonders
Friday 1st November | 2pm
Ellesmere Port Civic Hall
£8/£5 | Age 5–8
Live drawing! Beatboxing! Animation! Jazz! An exhilarating new piece of music theatre for ages 5–8.
Patchwork Wonders is a genre-bursting mix of live beatboxing, imagery, surround sound, words, electronica, jazz, hip hop and South Asian classical folk music. You’ll be transported into a magical, dreamlike world of sound, words and projections.
Created and performed by award-winning jazz musician Arun Gosh, visual artist Fabric Lenny and composer and sound artist Jason Singh.
The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps
Saturday 2nd November | 2pm
£8/£5 | Age 7+
A gothic tale which will make you and your family shudder and laugh out loud!
“Fearsome and Funny” — Michael Rosen
"Beautifully staged… utterly brilliant… fiercely clever" — Marcus Brigstocke
Celebrated poet and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young brings you the tale of seven-year-old Crispin, who inherits his huge ancestral home and its ancient butler, Kenilworth. When Kenilworth, begins to tell him about the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his deeply eccentric ancestors the story takes flight on darkly comic wings.
Find out more (including any audience information) here.