Children’s Theatre with Porridge, Bears and One, Two, Three Chairs!

Children’s Theatre with Porridge, Bears and One, Two, Three Chairs!

Who indeed?
One two three
Was it you or was it me?
Or was it perhaps a small wee bear?
Or was it the girl with the golden hair?

Freehand Theatre bring their playful and musical interpretation of a well known tale – with porridge and bears and one two three chairs to The Atkinson on Saturday 8 February at 2.30pm.

Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair is a tale with original music that’s not too big and not too small but just right for children and their families aged 3-7 years.

Mind you, telling this story is not so easy when its wintertime and those sleepy bears just won’t wake up from their dreamy slumber.  But spring in the air puts a spring in all our steps and one little girl with golden hair is always a step ahead. And when Small Bear gets lost, we all have to go on a bear hunt!

“Freehand Theatre’s superb creations are a joy to see. They provide real and effective theatre” –Times Educational Supplement

Tickets for Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair are on sale now and are £7.50 adult and £5.50 children.

Make a day of it and join us for an exciting and creative hand puppet workshop, inspired by the production of Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair, where children are invited to use their imaginations and make their own hand puppet to take home.

The hand puppet workshop starts from 1.30pm to 2.15pm in the Art Box in the galleries to give people time to then go and see the production afterwards. Places are limited so please do book early!


Why not make a day of it and have a bite to eat in the Bakery?  A children’s lunch is just £3.50 and includes half an artisan sandwich, crisps a drink and either a cup of soup or vegetable sticks and houmous.


The theatre, workshop and lunch package for children is just £10 and the theatre, workshop package £7. To book or for more information please visit our box office or call them on 01704 533333.


Tickets Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair are on sale now and available online at or by calling The Atkinson box office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours. Don’t forget until the end of January there are no online booking fees!

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings (applies to bookings made after Jan 31).



Who’s Been Sitting in My Chair
Saturday 8 February


Tickets: £7.50/ £5.50 children


Puppet Workshop

Saturday 8 February

1.30pm-2.15pm (Art Box)

Tickets: £2.50


Posted on 28 January 2014 under General news

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