Lots of surprises in store with Big Imaginations fest
THE Big Imaginations Festival is back and will be showcasing the best in children and family theatre for 22 days this autumn.
The festival takes place from October 19 to November 5 at 21 venues all over the North West: from Liverpool’s Royal Philharmonic Hall to libraries, village halls and grand auditoriums.
Children and families are invited to choose from nine performances and experience the wonderful magic of children’s theatre.
This year The Atkinson in Southport will take part with Handa’s Surprise from Little Angel Theatre Company, Grannylocks/The Monstrous Duckling, Zombie-rella/ Blood-red Hood by Joseph Coelho, Body Of Light from Darren Pritchard and Happily Ever After from Action Transport.
With an incredible mix of regional, national and international artists and performers, the Big Imaginations festival promises fantastic fun for families, transporting them to lands full of fairy tales (good and bad), amazing light shows, music from around the world, beautiful puppetry and ancient fables.
Darren Pritchard’s Body Of Light weaves its magic through dance, presenting a seamless landscape of flowing images.
In Happily Ever After, The Prince isn’t impressed with any of the princesses his mother wants him to marry, until one day a princess arrives with her brother.
There’s something for tinier tots too.
Little Angel Theatre mix puppetry, live music and song in Handa’s Surprise, a vibrant story of a little girl in Kenya taking different fruits past a few mischievous animals to surprise her best friend.
Award-winning performance poet Joseph Coelho freshens up familiar children’s stories in his Fairy tales Gone Bad, with two performances designed for children of different ages, Grannylocks/The Monstrous Duckling is for children aged three plus while Zombie-rella/ Blood Red Hood is aimed at children aged six plus.
For more information go to: www.bigimaginations. co.uk/festival