Written by MiriamSpall on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 16:57

The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio, Sun 7 – Mon 8 Apr
Jack and the Beanstalk, Tue 9 – Wed 10 Apr
Aliens Love Underpants, Fri 24 – Sat 25 May
If All The World Were Paper, Wed 29 May
The Gruffalo, Tue 11 – Thu 13 Jun
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, Mon 17 – Tue 18 Jun

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to present a selection of productions suitable for the whole family to enjoy together, in the coming weeks and months. The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio (Sun 7 – Mon 8 Apr), Jack and the Beanstalk (Tue 9 – Wed 10 Apr), Aliens Love Underpants (Fri 24 – Sat 25 May), If All The World Were Paper (Wed 29 May, 1.30pm & 3.30pm), The Gruffalo (Tue 11 – Thu 13 Jun) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Mon 17 – Tue 18 Jun).

Immersion Theatre return to Theatre Royal after The Jungle Book in 2018 and are thrilled to present a brand new, larger-than-life musical adaptation of a much loved classic, with The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio. Inspired by Carlo Collodi’s fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in a vibrant re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures. Packed with comedy, audience interaction, and a completely original score guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish, this high energy musical promises to be the perfect treat for the whole family. You’ll have a whale of a time, no strings attached!

Full House Theatre Company are back following The Owl and the Pussycat in 2018 with their hilarious new production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack Spratt’s Dairy is struggling in a modern world, so Jack and chums put their heads together to find a solution. Should they sell the cow? Make milkshakes instead of milk? Find themselves some magic beans? Surely not? When Jack climbs up to cloudland, he reflects on the world below and his place within it. Fathers, sons, friends and heroes, we can all be brave and bold like Jack and find our own place in the world. Offering a new perspective on a traditional tale with mesmerising giant puppetry and original music for family members big and small to enjoy.

Big Wooden Horse and Nick Brooke Limited proudly present their production of Aliens Love Underpants, based on the book by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort, adapted and directed by Adam Bampton-Smith. Aliens love underpants of every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space so here’s a big surprise! This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action, original music and lots of aliens of course! This fantastically fresh and funny production will delight the whole family, you’ll laugh your pants off!

Big Window and AJTC Theatre in Association with Nottingham Lakeside Arts present a hilarious and poignant new play about falling out, making up and the joy of true friendship – If All The World Were Paper. Fred and Ted are best friends. They’ve been best friends a long, long time, but they don’t always see eye to eye. Fred likes things ‘just so’ and Ted is more ‘that’ll do’. Today, they have a job to do, together. One adventure playground, one big task, one friendship. Two grandads, two paintbrushes, two very different ways of doing things.

Tall Stories are back following The Gruffalo’s Child in 2018 with their adaptation of the original children’s classic, The Gruffalo. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there? Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

MEI Theatrical Limited presents their critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, featuring a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets, faithfully adapting four of author/illustrator Eric Carle’s stories; Brown Bear Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show celebrating its 50th birthday in 2019, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/upcoming/ or visit the theatre in person.

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