Julia Donaldson’s New Book is adapted for the Stage

Julia Donaldson’s New Book is adapted for the Stage

In the run up to the annual Kidsfest children’s festival at The Atkinson, we welcome an adaptation of a literary heavyweight to the stage!

Following five-star hits Stick Man and Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Scamp Theatre are proud to present a truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hotly anticipated new book The Scarecrows’ Wedding.

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows who decide to get married. Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials but the farmer replaces him with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake. Will Harry make it back before Reginald ruins their special day?

It is the perfect afternoon treat for children aged 3 and above and is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style, this epic love story promises wit, drama, and wedding bells.

The Scarecrows’ Wedding can be seen on Friday 16 October at 4.30pm. It is part of The Atkinson’s 3 for 2 on Children’s Theatre Offers this season. Book for 3 different shows and get the third free

Kidsfest takes place every year during October half term. It is a chance for The Atkinson to showcase its leading offer for families across the Museum, Galleries, Theatre, Library and free arts and craft activities.

Don’t forget to visit the Bakery during October half term, as we launch our new children’s menu. The menu has been designed with our younger audience in mind by our new chef.

The Scarecrows’ Wedding tickets are £8 (£6 children / £24 family) and are available online at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.

Scamp Theatre will be returning to The Atkinson this Spring with their show Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales on Friday 15 April. See the website for details.

*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and 50p per ticket charge for over the counter sales.




Further Information:

For interviews, or more information please contact Emma.Lloyd@sefton.gov.uk or call 0151 934 2129



The Scarecrows’ Wedding

Friday 16 October

£8 (£6 children / £24 family)



*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and 50p per ticket charge for over the counter 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



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. Wander 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.

The new Museum is now open. Sefton Between Land & Sea tells the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. While Discover Ancient Egypt – the new Egyptology Gallery is the home of the  Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not been seen for over 40 years.


Posted on 5 October 2015 under General news

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