Family Easter fun shows in Sheffield and South Yorkshire theatres

Children's show Jungle book at The Montgomery, Sheffield
Children's show Jungle book at The Montgomery, Sheffield
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Theatres in Sheffield and Doncaster are offering family shows for the Easter holidays and another show takes place in a Barnsley library.

Sail down to The Montgomery Studio in Sheffield for an adventure upon the high seas with a little boy on a big journey in A Heart At Sea. Swim with a baby whale, sing along to a sea shanty, and come face to face with a big beardy pirate.

Peter Morton, visual artist and artistic director of the company, Half A String, said: “Half a String grew out of a love for storytelling, live music and puppetry.

“A Heart At Sea is a piece of stunning visual storytelling and intimate gig-theatre that will resonate with all ages.”

There is also an opportunity for children and their grown-ups to get hands-on in the pre-show family workshop. Cut, stick and paint your way to creating a table-top puppet.

Book tickets to the performance and the workshop together, and get your workshop tickets for free.

A Heart at Sea is at The Montgomery on April 5 at 2pm and the craft workshop startd at noon.

The theatre’s main house production will be a new musical adaptation of family favourite, The Jungle Book, on April 15.

Filled with catchy music, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, join Mowgli and his friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, on a madcap jungle adventure as they meet and attempt to outwit a slithering snake, some cheeky monkeys, and the fierce tiger, Shere Khan.

Rachael Stratton, who plays Mowgli, said: “There are new songs to enjoy, and lots of opportunities for little cubs to get involved; singing, clapping and learning the wolf pack salute!”

Tickets to both shows at www.TheMontgomery.org.uk or on 0114 327 3456.

Cast in Doncaster features a new production of classic story Alice in Wonderland, starring Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler and her dog Sully alongside children’s TV legend Dave Benson Phillips.

Alice is enjoying her picnic when she sees the most curious of sights: a white rabbit talking to himself.

Following the rabbit down a rabbit hole, Alice finds herself in the fantastical Wonderland, inhabited by Duchess Dolly, the bonkers Mad Hatter, the evil The Queen of Hearts and her henchmen Tweedle-Dum and Tweedle-Dee.

Will Alice find her way back? Or will she find true love in Wonderland?

The show runs on April 4 and 5. Box office: castindoncaster.com or call 01302 303959.

Mapplewell Library and Village Hall is the venue on Aprilgfgfgf 6 for By The Light of the Moon, a heart-warming tale of difference and friendship adapted from a story by Sarah Nelson.

Who ever heard of a cat afraid of the dark, or an owl that isn’t wise? A friendship is formed in the face of difference.

To book, go to www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call 01226 327000.