Puppetry, theatre and comedy feature at The Berry Theatre, Hedge End this summer season alongside tales old and new.
The season kicks off with a re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Metta Theatre presents Alice on May 24, a poignant reworking of the Carroll classic set in the First World War and using puppetry and object manipulation to bring the characters to life.
Another classic is given a new lease of life on May 30 when Circo Ridiculoso comes knocking with its version of the Three Little Pigs.
Danny has been sent a storytelling crate, containing all the props for the story. Or does it? Watch as he acts outs the story with circus skills and comedy.
Nina Bawden’s wartime tale of evacuees is brought to the stage on June 27 when the Apollo Theatre Company presents Carrie’s War, a tale of an evacuee discovering the joys and terrors of the countryside.
A giant of a show plays on July 5 as Lyngo Theatre presents Jack and the Beanstalk. Audiences can expect plenty of surprises in this classic tale and there’s more entertainment for the whole family with a fantastical production based on Polly Dunbar’s book Arthur’s Dream Boat.
Arthur has an amazing dream about a beautiful boat with a stripey mast. He can’t wait to tell everyone about it but no-one is interested, and no-one even notices when the boat starts to grow on his head. Long Nose Puppets brings this incredible story to life on July 23.
The ever-popular Saturday Storytime returns to the venue for the summer season and there will also be plenty of laughs when Comedy Club 4 Kids makes a comeback on June 28.
Aimed at everyone aged six and above, the club features top comedians from across the UK doing what they do best but without the rude bits.
Adults aren’t forgotten either this season with two nights of comedy featuring Hal Cruttenden’s Tough Luvvie Tour on June 20, while novelist and comedian Mark Watson brings his new show Flaws on July 3.
Five emerging playwrights, from the theatre’s The Writer’s Room will also see their work produced and performed in just one day on June 21.
For more details, go to berrytheatre.co.uk or call (023) 8065 2333.