As part of the Birmingham Repertory Theatres First Stages programme, The Play House are adapting four popular Language Alive programmes for public performances. First Stages is the ideal way to introduce a new generation to the delights of theatre and features plays especially for nursery and primary school-aged children.
Language Alive! First Stages – Spring/Summer 2014
Saturday 8 March 11.30, 14.00 & 15.30
Age 7 – 11
It is Florence in 1633 and the great scientist and astronomer Galileo is about to arrive and give a demonstration of his discoveries, when the terrible news comes that he has been arrested as a heretic. Stargazing provides an interactive experience that explains Galileo’s theories of planetary motion to prove to the judge that his theories are not heresy but fact.
Saturday 15 March 11.30, 14.00 & 15.30
Little Red Hen
Age 3 – 6
Little Red Hen needs to plant her wheat. She asks the other farm animals for help but no-one is willing to give her a hand – are you? An interactive version of the well loved children’s story with puppetry, games and lovely fresh bread.
Saturday 24 May 11.30, 14.00 & 15.30
Roll Up, Roll Up!
Age 3 – 6
As he works sweeping up at Zelda’s Circus, Bim dreams of performing in the big top, but never gets a chance to walk the tightrope or try on the costumes. As Bim shows you all the strange and wonderful things inside the circus, will he find his special talent and make his dream come true?
Saturday 28 June at 11.30, 14.00 & 15.30
Age 4 – 7
Come on in to Uncle’s Story Shop, full of lots of exciting objects that he uses to make story bags for his customers. One day, his shop is broken into and everything is stolen. He needs your help to create new stories and in return, will help you create your very own new stories.
For more information on the Language Alive programmes being performed, other exciting projects from The REP and to book tickets please visit the First Stages page here.