Friday, 3 January 2020

NEWS: Fantastic family shows come to Mold's Theatr Clwyd this Spring.

Fantastic productions for families of all ages at Theatr Clwyd this spring.

There’s some fantastic work for families of all ages at Theatr Clwyd this spring. The new season kicks off with Oily Cart’s brand new multi-sensory show for the under 5s All Wrapped Up (28 Jan – 1 Feb). All is not as it seems in this beautiful production as wrapping paper transforms into mischievous creatures and hidden worlds – all brought to life through the magic of light, shadow and the audience’s imaginations. This magically inventive show will end with audiences of all ages unwrapping their own papery worlds of wonder, exploring what beautiful shapes and shadows they can create from playing with light and dark.

In February Ad Infinitum and Bristol Old Vic visit Mold for the first time to present Chloe and the Colour Catcher (26 – 27 Feb). In a world that is completely grey, a curious child goes on a courageous journey to unleash all seven shades of the rainbow. Ad Infinitum’s first full length show for children, Chloe and the Colour Catcher is a call to arms for young activists and future world-changers to speak out against what’s wrong and to celebrate their differences.

A brand-new Welsh language production for children aged 4+ with live music and stunning movement, Chwarae (10 March) takes children on a journey to experience the different worlds of play, be they imaginary, found online or in the ‘real world’. A feast for the senses Chwarae was developed collaboratively with families in North Wales.

Action Transport Theatre return with a new their new production Adrift (11 – 12 March). A refugee fairytale for children aged 8 – 11, Adrift is a celebration of the resilience and imagination of childhood telling the tender tale of two children in a boat imagining a mermaid, a whale and a safe new land.

A magical adventure for children aged 4+ the enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage-show Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday. Featuring the characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. Join Sarah and Duck, and a host of their friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella as they plan out a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden.

For children with a love of nature, Pickled Image crafts a magical tale with an urgent environmental message in Woodland Tales with Granddad.

Something is happening in the woods, voices can be heard, and a strange metallic smell fills the air. Machines are gathering at its edge and a mysterious call is heard across the valley. Laura the ladybird, Jeffrey the spider, Brett the Woodlouse and Willoughby the Woodpecker are worried. Velda the Vixen knows there’s only one person who can help them – Granddad. But is there enough time? Can they save the wood? Featuring a cast of extraordinary puppets, this uproarious family show not only entertains, but has an important and timely environmental message to share with children aged 3+.
‘Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs.’ Expect songs, puppets and most importantly rhymes in an action-packed stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling book Oi Frog. It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming... Who knew there were so many rhyming rules and what will happen when FROG is in charge?

A theatrical treat that is perfect for lovers of Harry Potter, Tim Burton and Lemony Snicket, The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps comes to Theatr Clwyd in May. Celebrated poet and broadcaster Murray Lachlan Young stars in this thrilling new family performance for children aged 7+.
After the windswept double funeral of his parents, 7-year-old Crispin (or Crispin de Quincy de Faversham Clumps to give him his full name) inherits his ancestral home – Raddlesham Mumps. He finds himself in a huge empty house with only an ancient butler for company. And when that butler, Kenilworth, begins to tell him about the bizarre and hilarious deaths of his deeply eccentric ancestors the story takes flight on darkly comic wings. The acclaimed Raddlesham Mumps mixes compelling story telling with a brilliant musical score, oodles of theatricality and a touch of exquisite silliness.
Finally, for the first time ever, Theatr Clwyd are hosting a roller disco! Join us on 20 February for daytime sessions especially for families and those aged 5+ who want to try their hand at skating for the first time.

Tickets for all of Theatr Clwyd’s spring production for families can be booked via the Theatr Clwyd Box Office on 01352 344101 or from

Theatr Clwyd Spring Season for Families

All Wrapped Up
28 Jan – 1 Feb
For children aged 0 – 5 and their families
Tickets £6

Roller Disco
20 February
Various session times throughout the day, see website for details.

Chloe and the Colour Catcher
26 – 27 Feb
For children aged 4+
Tickets £6

Chwarae (Welsh language production)
10 March
For children aged 4+ and their families
Tickets £6

11 – 12 March
For children aged 8 – 11
Tickets £6

Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday
9 April
For children aged 4+ and their families
Tickets from £10

Woodland Tales with Granddad
15 – 16 April
For children aged 3+ and their families
Tickets £6

Oi Frog
4 – 6 May
For children aged 3+ and their families
Tickets from £10

The Mystery of the Raddlesham Mumps
22 – 23 May
For children aged 7+ and their families
Tickets £6

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