30 March, 2018

Easter theatre fun for children and families

Pitlochry Festival Theatre have programmed a series of events designed with children and families in mind this Easter break. Easter Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day, an appropriate date for contemporary circus clowning and slapstick comedy from One Man Shoe, 1 April, 11am. A beautifully crafted children’s show, it brings to mind something of Mr. Bean, or for the older memories think, perhaps, of a children’s Tommy Cooper!

When the headline act fails to show up, Jango, a bumbling theatre caretaker, is suddenly thrust into the limelight. A story of hilarious, heart-felt comedy following his journey to stardom, Jango Starr’s unique style includes puppetry, juggling and absurd magic.

Part of the Puppet Animation Festival, Jango is a truly unique performer with more than 25 years of international experience of bringing laughter and joy to children of all ages, and to a mass of enthusiastic 4-star reviews.

"... we’re knocked out by him!” The Herald 

"Well-rounded... family magic and clowning show" The Stage 

"charming... had every single child in the audience laughing from start to finish." EdFestMag    

Over the next two weeks of the school break, little adventurers from 18 months to 5 years can enjoy half an hour of creative movement and play, especially Easter themed with We're Going On An Easter Egg Hunt, on Tuesday, 3 April from 10.15am. The following Tuesday, April 10, more sessions are based on the wonderfully descriptive adventure, Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae.

Led by freelance dance artist Alex Saunders from LIVEforDance, these lively sessions offer activities with music and action songs. If your little ones enjoyed the sell-out sessions of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt with Alex during the Winter Words Festival, they’ll love these! And what’s more, it’s just £1.00 to take part - whatever their age!

To find out more or to book your places:
Call Pitlochry Festival Theatre Box Office Team on 01796 484626 or click here to book online

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