Super Summer of Open-air Theatre

Date Released - 18/07/2018

THE curtain is about to rise on another summer season of Tameside Council’s ever-popular outdoor family shows.

Each show will take place on a Tuesday and stay in a single park for both morning and afternoon performances, allowing for a much higher production quality.

The series opens on July 31, when Dukinfield Park hosts The Fabularium’s take on the Grimm’s tale “The Town Band of Bremen”.

Fabularium specialise in storytelling, live music, mask work, puppetry, physical theatre and acrobatics with a medieval twist. “The Town Band of Bremen” follows an amazing but mismatched musical animal family who are journeying to play the gig of a lifetime.

Hyde Park is the venue for the second show, which takes place on August 14, when the amazingly chaotic Circus Sensible return with their unique blend of mayhem and madness.

 On August 21, Cosy Goat Theatre will be performing “Cyril the Squirrel”, an exciting, silly and heart-warming new piece of children’s theatre about diversity, friendship and life in Woody Woodyland.

Little Blue Monster Theatre bring this year’s run to a close on August 28 with “Pirate Pearl and the Little Blue Monster”. It features songs, puppets and live music, and will have you laughing, singing and dancing in the aisles.

Performances take place at 11.30am and 2.30pm and families are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket.

Cllr Ged Cooney, Tameside Council’s executive member with responsibility for culture, said: “Great stories, great locations, and all for free. What a great way to spend a couple of hours in the open air with your children during the summer holidays.”

The entire series, organised by Tameside Council Cultural Services with the support of Greater Manchester Arts, has been branded smoke-free, so parents and carers are politely asked to not smoke at any of the performances.

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