Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling

Free arts and crafts for ticket holders in the Art Box an hour before the show!

KidsFest 2017

Saturday 21 -Saturday 28 October

This October half term the annual family fun fuelled festival returns and is bigger and better than ever.

Check out the trailer!

Fairy tales gone bad!

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairy tales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story…

Take a look at the trailer

Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous! Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl. It was always a tale about a granny – a mean, thieving granny who has plans for something quite nasty.

Join our poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember!

After the show there will be a chance to meet Joseph and purchase signed copies of his books, as well as talk about his work.

Also from Joseph Coelho, Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood

“Thrillingly grisly, darkly funny.” – Children’s Theatre Review, 2016

“Perfectly pitched, gripping and funny – everyone at the library loved it, thank you.” – Librarian

Ages 3+

Performances lasts 45 minutes with no interval.

Production Shots

Big Imaginations Festival

20 – 27 October

A festival of Theatre for children and families across the North West!

Tell us what you thought

To help develop our family offer further, we would be grateful for attendees to fill out this online survey after their visit to The Atkinson and let us know what you thought. Alternatively, you can download the survey here and return to:

FAO: Marketing Department
The Atkinson
Lord Street

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