Friday, 10 May 2013

I Want A Star As A Friend (theatre)

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The Under Ground Theatre seems like it might just be the place to be on the 25th of May as there is a whole day's entertainment planned. The Coffee Morning slot is being performed by Simon Joslin and Friends and pianist Jonathan Bending has his debut recital at the venue in the evening. However, something else new for the afternoon is the subject of this post.

In what is hoped to be the first of many such events, special theatre for children is returning to the Under Ground. Little Something Theatre is based in Kent, the vision of creative director Martha Palmer. Inspired by her artist mother and storyteller father, Martha studied theatre design at university where she started to specialise in children's theatre. She uses traditional storytelling techniques together with puppetry. The fantastic puppets are the work of puppet maker extraordinaire, Jo Lakin.

Little Something Theatre will be performing I Want A Star As A Friend. This magical story, based on a Greek folk tale, introduces us to Pandora who is travelling the world trying to find a star of her very own. However, she soon comes to realise that what she is looking for has been right in front of her the whole time. The performance is suitable for children aged between three and seven years and will last for about half an hour. There will also be a short puppet making workshop for the whole family to enjoy.

I believe that future children's theatre at the Under Ground may depend on the success of this afternoon, so if you have young children who would enjoy the work, please make sure you support this initial venture!

Under Ground Theatre, Sat 25th May, 14:00.
Free admission.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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