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Tales From Acorn Wood: Three Lift-the-flap Stories

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guidelines unless otherwise stated. With this in mind, we ask you to use your judgement in regards to a For dates of audio-described, captioned or British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performances, please see below. These vary from show to show. It is always best to book through our Access phone line 0121 689 1060 when booking assisted performances. Tales from Acorn Wood is a collection of stories based on the Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler’s best-selling lift the flap books for preschool children. The world premiere stage production of Tales from Acorn Woodbrings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s entrancing characters from the best selling books to life in a glorious, colourful and entertaining production. The performance on Thursday 9 February, 11am is also Sensory Adapted. It has lower levels of lighting and sound effects, so may be especially suitable for audiences with sensory sensitivities. This may include children, young people and adults with neurodivergence such as autism, learning difficulties or other sensory or communication needs.The size of the venue does not work in favour of the show – it’s hard to engage small children sitting in the dark and distant from the stage. Perhaps smaller venues have the advantage here and are worth seeking out, but the skill of the cast translates the energy through the void enough to keep toes tapping. This special Christmas show also features Squirrel’s Snowman – can you help her find everything she needs to build a snowman? A performance well worth a visit for children ages 1 to 5 years or older children who are fans of the book. It will have you singing along and dancing together in no time, a perfect family experience. The Queen Elizabeth Hall cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the Queen Elizabeth Hall, so please leave large bags at home. We're cash-free

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Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's fantastic Tales from Acorn Wood stories are brought to life on stage for the first time in an enchanting lift-the-flap experience! Julia Donaldson and Axel Schaffler are the multiple awards winning and bestselling children’s book team behind The Gruffalo which has reached world wide sales of nearly 7 million and is available in 26 languages.


Fans of the books will love seeing their favourite characters brought to life as puppets skillfully manipulated by talented performers James Blake Johnson, Lottie Johnson, Hayley Murray, Arthur Thorpe and Jenny Trapp, who clearly know how to lead a young audience. Imagine Children's Festival is a Relaxed festival. All performances have a relaxed approach to noise and movement in the space, and you are free to enter and exit during the performances. A chill-out space and noise-cancelling headphones are available for both adults and children. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s beloved Tales from Acorn Wood stories return to The Haymarket stage for another enchanting lift-the-flap experience. Select Family Offer price type and discount will apply when you have added all four seats to your basket GROUPS Tales from Acorn Wood is a delightful series of lift-the-flap animal stories for preschoolers, from bestselling author/ illustrator team Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - creators of The Gruffalo.

You can also join in with Pig and Hen’s game of hide-and-seek and discover the special surprise Postman Bear is planning for his friends. The bestselling Tales from Acorn Wood are a series of interactive board books from world-renowned author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, the iconic duo behind classic children's books The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale. The performers multirole with ease, making the intricate handling of the puppets look like child’s play, while voicing numerous characters at the same time and giving flawless vocal performances. They work so perfectly as a company that there is no stand out performance. They all give the stage to the puppets and disappear behind the marionettes perfectly, occasionally stepping out to give the young audience an opportunity to stretch and shake between stories with fun, playful and story based participation.We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. FRIENDS A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet. Eastbourne Theatres are the Congress Theatre, Devonshire Park Theatre and Winter Garden, with a combined capacity of more than 3,500 seats and play host to a variety of touring productions. Twenty years after publication of the four original Acorn Wood books, the animal adventures continued with two new stories in 2021 - Cat’s Cookbook and Squirrel’s Snowman, with two more to follow in 2022. We involve up to 140,000 people annually in cultural activity at the heart of the community. Find out all the ways you can become part of our family.

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