A New Production by Award Winning Author Michael Rosen at The Atkinson this May

A New Production by Award Winning Author Michael Rosen at The Atkinson this May

After the huge success of Pirate Gran, The Atkinson continues its magical programme of children’s theatre with a new version of Pinocchio written by the award- wining author Michael Rosen.


Hiccup Theatre joins forces with acclaimed writer for children Michael Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) to bring Carlo Collodi’s classic tale to life for children aged 3 and their families.


This magical adventure for families takes place on Saturday 24 May at 11.30am and 2.30pm at The Atkinson.


Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure – to find some fun! Now…if only his nose would just stay still!


“Theatre will charm, entertain and delight in equal measure” – whatsonstage.com


Don’t miss the 3 for 2 offers running on all of The Atkinson’s children’s theatre events within the May to August season. There are lots of events to choose from including; Pinocchio (Saturday 24 May), Rock Pool (Saturday 7 June), The Tap Dancing Mermaid (Saturday 12 July), Marty MacDonald’s Farm (Tuesday 12 August) and Just Us Three and The Sea (Saturday 23 August).


Just buy three tickets to three events and get the third ticket free. Check out the website or the What’s On brochure for more information.


Tickets for Pinocchio are £7.50 adults / £5.50 children and are on sale now and are available online at theatkinson.co.uk 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.


*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.


Tickets are available to book online at theatkinson.co.uk or through the Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.





Saturday 24 May

11.30am & 2.30pm

Tickets: £7.50 / £5.50 children

Running Tine: 55 minutes


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.




The Atkinson
Lord Street



In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.uk or call box office on 01704 533333


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 | emma.lloyd@sefton.gov.uk

About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

In October 2014 The Atkinson becomes something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will tell the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It will also be the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years.


Posted on 14 May 2014 under General news

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