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Children’s Theatre Tour

We are currently in the fourth year of a five year project supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund which has supported us to produce and tour an annual children’s theatre show. Each show is an adaptation of a contemporary children’s picture book. The project tours to libraries and community centres across the North of England.

We aim to provide opportunities for people to experience high quality literature and performing arts in their local libraries and community venues and to engage with books in new ways.

We also support venues to continue to programme arts activity for their local community by running engagement projects, story telling events and advice and support.

Hey, Presto!

Roll up, roll up! There’s a brilliant new production in town. From the book by Nadia Shireen, adapted by Laura Lindow and directed by Ruth Johnson, this year’s production brings all of the fun of the fair to local venues across the North of England.

Presto and Monty are best friends. Monty is great at singing, eating ice cream and pulling funny faces, while Presto is a brilliant magician! When the carnival comes to town, Presto and Monty decide to join up with their amazing magic act. The show is a huge success, but fame goes to Monty’s head. Can the friends work out how to work together, before it’s too late?

Past prouductions

Key stats and impact

85%–99% of audiences said they would attend future events
11,425 people have seen our shows
128 performances across 3 years
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