World Book Day 2020

World Book Day 2020

Calling all book worms, fiction fans, literary lunatics and avid readers!

For World Book Day we have compiled a list of our upcoming shows that have taken inspiration from literary classics, or have brand-new publications attached.

Sit back, relax, and read at what’s on offer at The Atkinson…

Dom Joly’s Holiday Snaps: Travel & Comedy in the Danger Zone
Wednesday 11 March, 7:30pm
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Known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV, the best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.

The Little Prince
Saturday 14 March, 2:30pm (Age 5+)
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Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s award-winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word.

Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
Tuesday 24 March, 7:30pm
Wednesday 25 March, 7:30pm
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In a joyous re-imagining of the classic P.G.Wodehouse characters, three actors hurl themselves from role to role as they race to tell the story of Bertie’s own farcical adventures.

The Murder Squad: Writing Workshops & In Conversation
Thursday 26 March, Times Vary
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We celebrate 20 years of the Murder Squad crime writers’ collaborative with two writing workshops and an evening ‘In Conversation’ featuring authors Ann Cleeves, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Margaret Murphy / Ashley Dyer, Chris Simms and Cath Staincliffe.

The Wizard of Oz
Saturday 25 April, 2pm (Age 5+)
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Join Dorothy on a magical adventure to the Land Of Oz in this spectacular spring pantomime adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic story.

Saturday 2 May, 2pm (Age 5+)
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A brand-new staging of the popular fairy tale, featuring an original book, music and lyrics, high energy choreography, loveable characters, colourful set and costumes. Meet the characters after the show!

Strangers on a Train Set
Thursday 10 September, 7:30pm
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Literary lunatics Lip Service go off the rails in Strangers on a Train Set. But this is no ordinary train, each passenger is reading a book, each book is a portal into a parallel universe of train related crime fiction!

David Harper’s Romp with The Georgians
Friday 16 October, 7:30pm
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The BBC TV antiques presenter and historian takes a funny look at life during the period from 1714-1830. There’s a book to go with the show too.

A Pleasing Terror: Two ghost stories by M R James
Thursday 5 November, 7:30pm
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Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one man show retells two of the earliest and eeriest.

Cinderella – Xmas Panto
11 December 2020 – 2 January 2021 (All Ages)
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This Christmas bring the whole family to Cinderella, a spellbinding new pantomime based on the much-loved folk tale, staged in The Atkinson’s traditional theatre. (Early Bird Tickets on sale until the end of March)

Posted on 4 March 2020 under General news

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