Big Imaginations sought for child-centred shows

Published: 6 October 2019
Reporter: David Upton

The Dukes and Lancaster Arts are set to host five family shows in October as part of the region-wide Big Imaginations Festival.

It aims to reach families across the region, touring new performances around the North with more than 20 venues taking part.

The Lancaster shows kick off on October 16 at Lancaster Arts with iPet, a performance for ages 3+ featuring music, magic and movement.

The Stitch Brothers take to the stage on October 17 with their show Patchwork Wonders, a mix of beatboxing, live drawing, animation, jazz, hip-hop and South Asian folk music for 5- to 8-year-olds.

Also at The Dukes, on October 19, Gav Cross will be taking over The Round with his Pop-Up Story Cave to tell traditional tales with a twist, packed with silly stories for ages 4+.

On October 26 at Lancaster Arts, Mini gives children (2–4) the chance to move and experience the magic around them on an interactive stage as shapes, created with light projection, appear and disappear before their eyes.

Rounding off the Lancaster dates on October 29, Kaleidoscope is a theatre piece for babies aged 16–18 months.