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A celebration of theatre for children & young people

16-22 October 2017

Durham, England. Our 30th year!

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takeofffestival.org.uk @TakeOffFestival TakeOff Festival

TAKEOFF: England’s leading children’s theatre festival


Welcome to TakeOff 2017 England’s leading children’s theatre festival

16-22 October TakeOff Festival returns to Durham this October with a brilliant range of shows and opportunities for the whole family to get creative. From a sensory journey through the seasons for babies, to clowning around with iPads or a topsy-turvy circus party where everyone is invited, we’re proud to bring the best theatre for children and young people from around the world for you to enjoy. Excited? We are too. Have a look through this brochure, see which shows you think you would like to come along to, and then check out the How to Book section on page 18 and book your tickets - it really is that easy! If you are a school, or group you can contact Lucy in our office and chat to her about the shows or your booking requirements on 01325 352 004.

Show information - pages 4-17

Families:

How to book - page 18

Tickets £6.50 each

Information for schools - page 18

£22 for a family of 4

Festival timetable - pages 20-21 Access TakeOff Festival has a strong commitment to welcoming all children and to making the festival as accessible as possible for everyone. For access information for the festival venues, please visit our website. If you, or anyone in your party, have any specific requirements that you would like to discuss, please contact us on 01325 352 004.

takeofffestival.org.uk

General public & Family tickets on sale Mon 3 July!

Delegates at the festival You may spot people at the festival wearing brightly coloured lanyards when you are attending a show or travelling around venues. They are some of our wonderful industry delegates who come and spend time at the festival to see shows, discuss work and take part in a programme of sector specific activity. 02

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004


TakeOff Family Day Durham City

Saturday 21 October Full details of our Family Day can be found at

takeofffestival.org.uk

• 15+ performances for 0-12 years and their grown ups • Storytelling • Installations • Arts & crafts • Facepainting • Workshops • Street theatre by The Flying Bazazi Brothers and more!

“We had the best time ever… my two year old was so excited! Is it time for next years festival yet?” Audience member TakeOff festival 2016

takeofffestival.org.uk theatrehullabaloo.org.uk @TakeOffFestival TakeOff Festival Sign up to our family newsletter at takeofffestival.org.uk #takeoff2017 To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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Monday 16 October 10:00 | 11:15 | 13:00 | 14:30 Spennymoor Leisure Centre 01325 405 405

Anna Beecher & Rachel Lincoln in association with artsdepot

NEST

Tuesday 17 October 10:00* | 11:15 | 13:00 | 14:30 Phoenix Christian Centre, Willington 01325 405 405

UK

An immersive performance for pre-walking babies and their carers. Gentle, surprising and magical. Unfolding in a custom built performance tent, NEST takes audiences on a sensory journey through the seasons, using playful poetry, sound and song, captivating movement and tactile and sensory play. Duration

Age range Pre walking babies and their parents and carers

Venue: XX 04

Alington House, Durham 01325 405 405 Thursday 19 October 9:30 | 11:15 | 13:00 | 14:30 Alington House, Durham 01325 405 405 Friday 20 October 9:30 | 11:15 | 13:00 | 14:30

35 mins

Performance X time:

Wednesday 18 October 12:00 | 13:30 | 15:00

“There was a sense of wonder and excitement. My child was enchanted’ Audience member

Alington House, Durham 01325 405 405 Saturday 21 October 10:30 | 12:00 | 13:30 | 14:30 Alington House, Durham 01325 405 405 *This is a closed show for Willington Children’s Centre. Please contact them direct with any queries 03000 268 445

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

© James Allan

Performances


Half Moon presents a Tam Tam Theatre production

Leaf UK

A playful theatrical experience for the very young inspired by nature and the seasons.

Wednesday 18 October 9:30 | 11:00 | 14:00 Wingate & Station Town Family Centre 01429 835 241 Thursday 19 October 9:30 | 11:00 | 13:15 Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600

Join us as we tell the life story of a very special leaf in this warm, intimate and playful new piece for under 3s. Framed within an evocative soundscape, this is the perfect introduction to theatre for the very young.

Friday 20 October 9:30 | 11:00 | 14:00

Duration

Saturday 21 October 11:30 | 13:30 | 15:00

25 mins (no interval) followed by an interactive free-play session where the children are invited to explore the tactile world of Leaf .

Age range 0-3 years

St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope 01325 405 405

Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600 Sunday 22 October* 11:30 | 13:30 | 15:00

“A wonderful and all round sensory experience for babies, and a beautiful story. My 15 month old son was entranced, as we were. Thank you.” Audience member @ Half Moon

Old Fire Station, Carlisle 01228 598 596 *please note, this performance is in addition to TakeOff Festival and prices are set by the venue

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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© Half Moon

Performances


© Kamerich&Budwilowitz-EYES2

BonteHond

iPet

THE NETHERLANDS

Performances

A three-dimensional show with cuddly devices. iPet starts with two magicians making balloon animals and magic tricks such as pulling bananas out of iPads, but it soon becomes clear that the iPad is a cheeky prankster who distrupts the entire show. Eventually, no one knows who controls who anymore. iPet is a hilarious performance for young audiences filled with movement, magic and music. Duration

40 mins

Age range 2.5+ years

“A surprising and swinging performance for both young and old. A must see.” ***** THEATERKRANT

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Thursday 19 October 16:30 Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600 Friday 20 October 9:30 | 11:15 Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600 Saturday 21 October* 11:30 | 14:30 ARC, Stockton 01642 525 199 Monday 23 October* 11:30 | 14:00 Northern Stage, Newcastle 0191 230 5151 *Please note, for these dates prices are set by the venue.

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004


Š David Orta

Teatro al Vacio

Close MEXICO

Performances

Two strangers meet in a wide open space. But how will they connect with each other? This charming non-verbal play has a simple yet beautifully-observed story that explores themes of friendship and communicates and engages with even the youngest audiences on many levels. Duration

40 mins

Wednesday 18 October 10:00 | 13:30 Town Hall, Durham 01325 405 405 Thursday 19 October 9:30 | 13:15 Town Hall, Durham 01325 405 405

Age range 3-6 years

Performance X time: Venue: XX

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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A Square World UK

Performances

A Square World looks at the unfairness of being left out in a world designed for everyone else but yourself. When the daily routine of three friends’ lives suddenly changes, they discover with a little fun and some mayhem how to adapt their world so they can keep playing together. A Square World looks at the unfairness of being left out in a world designed for everyone else but yourself. A very endearing and funny performance with a gentle but poignant message. Duration

35 mins with 15 mins audience creative play at the end

Age range 3-6 years

“Such a powerful message delivered in an inspiring way. Brilliant soundtrack.”

Tuesday 17 October Would like this in your school? 01325 352 004 Wednesday 18 October 10:00 | 13:30 Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600 Thursday 19 October 9:30 | 11:15 Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600 Friday 20 October 10:30 | 13:30 Bishop Auckland Town Hall 0300 026 9524

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To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

© Alisa Boanta

Daryl Beeton


© Matteo Chiura

La Baracca - Testoni Ragazzi

Little Red Riding Hood ITALY

Performances

My, my, what a big imagination you have!

Thursday 19 October 13:30

Retrace Little Red Riding Hood’s path in the woods with two little ones as they play a game of ‘whatif’ and pretend. They run and chase each other through the story, playing all the parts, but both are desperate to take on the role of Mr Wolf… or is that... Miss Wolf?

The Witham, Barnard Castle 01833 631 107

Duration

60 mins

Age range 3-8 years

Friday 20 October 13:30 Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600 Saturday 21 October 11:00 Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600

Performance X time: Venue: XX

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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© Ludovic des Cognets

Nearly There Yet

The Party UK

Performances

A topsy-turvy family circus treat… and everyone is invited!

Thursday 19 October 19:00

A man gets ready to host his long anticipated birthday party, which goes spectacularly wrong with the arrival of some unexpected guests… including a breakdancing juggling chicken. The Party is a fast-paced, acrobatic circus show about friends and not always getting what you want… and there’s even pass-the-parcel. Duration

Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600 Saturday 21 October 16:00 Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600

45 mins

Age range 3-8 years

“Just the right amount of fun and silliness. A wonderful 45 minutes of pure indulgent entertainment.” North West End

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To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004


© Aldís Olga Jóhannesdóttir

Handbendi Brúðuleikhús

Tröll

Performances

ICELAND

Thursday 19 October 13:30 | 17:30

Icelandic folk tales come to life in this original puppet show for all ages.

Enter CIC, Ferryhill 01740 655 437

For 17 million years the trolls have lived peacefully on their quiet island. But now the humans have come. Will these very different beings be able to live together? Told through the eyes of a little girl and her unusual friend in the mountains, Tröll reimagines Iceland’s most popular folk tales. Duration

50 mins .

Age range 4+ years

“A great success, the trolls are ridiculously fun...” TMM

Friday 20 October 9:30 | 11:15 Town Hall, Durham 01325 405 405 Saturday 21 October 12:00 | 14:30 Town Hall, Durham 01325 405 405 Monday 23 October* 11:00 | 14:00 Miss Tina’s Coffee Shop, Beaumont St, Sunderland 0191 561 3455 *please note, this performance is in addition to TakeOff Festival and prices are set by the venue

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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© MONSTRO Theatre

Monstro Theatre

Book Story UK

Performances

The library has gone quiet, and only the books can save it. Puppetry and song combine for a magical musical about reading. It’s a story about some books. In a library. But one day the library goes... quiet. The books had better stiffen their spines - to get to the bottom of this mystery, they may have to check themselves out… The latest musical puppet show from MONSTRO Theatre, the Pioneers of the Puppet Musical. Duration

55 mins

Age range 5+ years

Wednesday 18 October 13:30 City Theatre, Durham 01325 405 405 Thursday 19 October 9:30 | 13:15 City Theatre, Durham 01325 405 405 Friday 20 October 13:30 | 17:30 Pelton Community Centre 0191 370 0726 Saturday 21 October 13:15 | 15:00 City Theatre, Durham 01325 405 405

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To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004


© The Story Emporium

The Story Emporium

The Story Spinner UK

Performances

Visit the Story Emporium to hear tantalising tales for all tastes and occasions; tales of fearsome kings, steaming jungles, clever girls, crazy boys, women with iron teeth and ghosts that hang from trees…

Wednesday 18 October Friday 20 October 9:30 - 14:30 Clayport Libray, Durham

Tailor made for the age of each audience - choose a tale from The Story Emporium - see it come to life.

Various FREE sessions available for schools to book to extend their day. Please see page 18 for details

Duration

Saturday 21 October 10:00 | 14:00

Varies

Age range 5-12 years

FREE event!

Clayport Libray, Durham Just turn up, no need to book - limited capacity

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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Micro-Shakespeare SPAIN

Performances

Open the box, put on the headphones, follow the instructions and transform into an amazing puppeteer. Don’t fancy performing? Take a seat, grab your popcorn and enjoy a mini-Shakespeare classic. Micro-Shakespeare is an interactive installation which casts the audience as a performer or viewer in an intimate 8 minute performance. There are five boxes to choose from, covering Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. Choose one box for eight minutes of fun or view all five. Duration

Saturday 21 October performing from 12:00 - 15:00 Gala, Durham (Balcony) 0300 026 6600 Pay what you decide based on your experience Just turn up, no need to book - limited capacity

5 shows - 8 mins each

Age range 7+ years

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To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

© Laitrum Theatre

Laitrum Teatre


ARC Stockton present a Polka Theatre Production. Written and performed by Daniel Bye

Error 404 UK

Performances

Look again at everything you thought you knew.

Tuesday 17 October 10:00 14:10 (SOLD OUT)

There’s a boy. No more than ten years old. You know someone just like him - except that his best friend is a robot. Don’t hold that against him, though. He lost his best friend recently and when his mum brings home an unusual parcel, things start getting weirder and weirder. Join him on a roller coaster of laughter, tears, music and games - you might even change the ending. Funny, engaging and unusual, Error 404 asks you to look again at everything you thought you knew.

Greenfield Community College, Newton Aycliffe 01325 352 004

Duration

60 mins

Age range 8+ years

Wednesday 18 October 10:00 14:10 (SOLD OUT) Greenfield Community College, Sunnydale Campus 01325 352 004 Thursday 19 October 10:45 | 13:15 Durham Sixth Form 01325 352 004

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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© Will Brady

Theatre Centre

Twist UK

Performances

His home is dust. His friends are few. His hands are as rough as the seas he has crossed. In a radical adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel, Chino Odimba and Theatre Centre transform Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the refugee crisis, a global phenomenon fast defining the 21st century. Duration

Tuesday 17 October Durham Johnston School (Closed performance) Wednesday 18 October 13:00 | 19:00 Gala, Durham 0300 026 6600

60 mins

Age range 13+

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To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004


Nearly There Yet

© Daz Coombes

The Flying Bazazi Brothers UK

Performances

Two juggling superstars bring their sell out 1996 Vegas show to the streets. Strap yourselves in, it’s gonna be huge.

Friday 20 October 12:30

Bounding on to the stage like Wham in cheap suits after too much Lucozade, this riotous double act dance, juggle, and fall over each other for your viewing pleasure. These juggling superstars bring their sell out 1996 Vegas show to the streets. Strap yourselves in, it’s gonna be huge. Ridiculous dancing, dad humour and a suprising amount of skill and dexterity make for what just might be the most rewarding 30 minutes of your life.

Just turn up, no need to book

Duration

30 mins

Age range All ages (especially targeted at families)

Millennium Place, Durham

Saturday 21 October 11:00 Millennium Place, Durham Just turn up, no need to book

FREE event!

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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How to book Public bookings Ticket prices £6.50 per ticket • £22 for a family of 4 Online: takeofffestival.org.uk • Phone: 01325 405 405 We are getting ready to share a box office with the Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre). Whilst we get everything sorted they will be managing the majority of the sales for the festival, so don’t worry if you transfer through to a booking screen that has their name on it or they take your telephone booking. Other booking methods: A lot of the venues are selling tickets themselves check out the show pages to book directly.

School bookings To book call 01325 352 004 Tickets: £6 (teachers go free) Ticket & bus £9 (up to 4 miles from the venue)

General public & Family tickets on sale Mon 3 July!

“From booking and all the pre-visit communication to travel on the day and the excellent performance, everything was very well organised.”

Ticket & bus £10 (over 4 miles from the venue) Teacher at TakeOff Festival We try and make life as easy and as welcoming as possible for you and your school to attend the Festival. We: • arrange return travel from your school to the venue • meet and greet you from your bus • carry out a risk assessment for your visit • provide you with special packed lunch areas • bring you a range of shows specifically made for a target age range, with themed links back to the curriculum

Schools - new for 2017, extend your day Book a show during TakeOff 2017 and you will have the option to see The Story Spinner before or after your show at no additional cost. Suitable for ages 5 12 years. Subject to availability and booking must be made in advance.  

Find out more about The Story Spinner on page 13 To book and for further information contact us on 01325 352 004 or email: lucyridley@theatrehullabaloo.org.uk

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To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004


Venue information Here is a list of all the venues taking part in TakeOff Festival 2017, along with the box office number for families to call and book tickets. Schools should call 01325 352 004 to book - see page 18 for more info.

Alington House

4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET 01325 405 405

ARC

Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL 01642 525 199

Bishop Auckland Town Hall Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP

0300 026 9524

City Theatre Durham

Fowlers Yard, 6 Back Silver St, Durham DH1 3RA 01325 405 405

Clayport Library Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

0300 026 6600

Durham Town Hall Market Place, Durham DH1 3NJ

01325 405 405

Durham Sixth Form The Sands, Durham DH1 1SG 01325 352 004

Enter CIC

St Cuthberts Terrace, Ferryhill DL17 8PP 01740 655 437

Gala Theatre and Cinema Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

0300 026 6600

Greenfield Community College, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe DL5 7LF

01325 352 004

Greenfield Community College, Sunnydale Campus Jubilee Road, Shildon DL4 2EP 01325 352 004

Miss Tina’s Coffee Shop

Beaumont Street, Sunderland SR5 2JR 0191 561 3455

Northern Stage

Barras Bridge, Newcastle NE1 7RH 0191 230 5151

Old Fire Station Warwick Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8QP

01228 598 596

Pelton Community Centre Front Street, Pelton, Chester Le Street DH2 1DE 0191 370 0726

Phoenix Christian Centre North Lane, Willington DL15 0HL 01325 405 405

Spennymoor Leisure Centre

High Street, Spennymoor DL16 6DB 01325 405 405

St Thomas Church Hall

Front Street, Stanhope, Weardale DL13 2UE 01325 405 405

The Witham 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LY

01833 631 107

Wingate and Station Town Family Centre

Partridge Terrace, Wingate TS28 5BD 01429 835 241

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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Festival timetable Monday 16 October Show

Age

Time

Venue

NEST

0-12 months

10:00 | 11:15 13:00 | 14:30

Spennymoor Leisure Centre

10:00 | 11:15 13:00 | 14:30

Phoenix Christian Centre, Willington

Tuesday 17 October NEST

0-12 months

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3-6 years Would you like this in your school? Get in touch! A Square World ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8+ years 10:00 | 14:10 Greenfield Community College, Error 404 Newton Aycliffe

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Twist

13+ years

Closed performance

Durham Johnston School

Wednesday 18 October 0-12 months 12:00 | 13:30 | 15:00 Alington House, Durham NEST ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 years 9:30 | 11:00 | 14:00 Wingate & Station Town Leaf Family Centre

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3-6 years

10:00 | 13:30

Town Hall, Durham

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3-6 years 10:00 | 13:30 Gala, Durham A Square World ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5+ years 13:30 City Theatre, Durham Book Story ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Story Spinner

5-12 years

Various FREE sessions available for schools to book to extend their day. Please see page 18 for details

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8+ years

10:00 | 14:10

Greenfield Community College, Sunnydale Campus

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Twist

13+ years

13:00 | 19:00

Gala, Durham

9:30 | 11:15 13:00 14:30

Alington House, Durham

Thursday 19 October NEST

0-12 months

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0-3 years 9:30 | 11:00 | 13:15 Gala, Durham Leaf ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5+ years 16:30 Gala, Durham iPet ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 years 9:30 | 13:15 Town Hall, Durham Close ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 years 9:30 | 11:15 Gala, Durham A Square World ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 years 13:30 The Witham, Barnard Castle Little Red Riding Hood ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 years 19:00 Gala, Durham The Party ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4+ years 13:30 | 17:30 Enter CIC, Ferryhill Trรถll ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5+ years 9:30 | 13:15 City Theatre, Durham Book Story ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Various FREE sessions available for schools to book The Story Spinner 5-12 years to extend their day. Please see page 18 for details

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8+ years

10:45 | 13:15

Durham Sixth Form

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk โ€ข School bookings: 01325 352 004


Friday 20 October Show

Age

Time

Venue

NEST

0-12 months

9:30 | 11:15 13:00 | 14:30

Alington House, Durham

9:30 | 11:00 | 14:00

St Thomas Church Hall, Stanhope

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Leaf

0-3 years

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2.5+ years 9:30 | 11:15 Gala, Durham iPet ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 years 10:30 | 13:30 Bishop Auckland Town Hall A Square World ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 years 13:30 Gala, Durham Little Red Riding Hood ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4+ years 9:30 | 11:15 Town Hall, Durham Tröll ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5+ years 13:30 | 17:30 Pelton Community Centre Book Story ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Various FREE sessions available for schools to book The Story Spinner 5-12 years to extend their day. Please see page 18 for details

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The Flying Bazazi Brothers

All ages

12:30

Millennium Place, Durham

10:30 | 12:00 13:30 | 14:30

Alington House, Durham

Saturday 21 October NEST

0-12 months

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0-3 years 11:30 | 13:30 | 15:00 Gala, Durham Leaf ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.5+ years 11:30 | 14:30 ARC, Stockton iPet ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 years 11:00 Gala, Durham Little Red Riding Hood ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4+ years 12:00 | 14:30 Town Hall, Durham Tröll ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 years 16:00 Gala, Durham The ... .. .. ..Party .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5+ years 13:15 | 15:00 City Theatre, Durham Book Story ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 years 10:00 | 14:00 Clayport Library, Durham The Story Spinner ... .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MicroShakespeare

7+ years

The Flying Bazazi Brothers

All ages

12:00 - 15:00

Gala, Durham (Balcony)

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11:00

Millennium Place, Durham

11:30 | 13:30 | 15:00

Old Fire Station, Carlisle

Sunday 22 October Leaf

0-3 years

Monday 23 October iPet

2.5+ years

11:30 | 14:00

Northern Stage, Newcastle

Tröll

4+ years

11:00 | 14:00

Miss Tina’s Coffee Shop, Sunderland

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All information correct at time of going to print. For up to date information visit takeofffestival.org.uk

To book: takeofffestival.org.uk • School bookings: 01325 352 004

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Coming t u A umn 2017

An inspiring place to play and learn in Darlington. In December 2017, Theatre Hullabaloo will open a new flagship venue in Darlington specially created for children and their families. The Hullabaloo will be a warm and welcoming place for you to relax, play, have fun and make memories. There will be an exciting programme of activities throughout the year. The Hullabaloo will bring you: • World-class theatre performances • Creative play installations • Workshops & participatory activity • A family friendly café • Indoor & outdoor creative play spaces The venue will open in December with one of Theatre Hullabaloo’s own shows Bear & Butterfly. Turn the page to find out more. A specially designed creative play installation will run alongside the show housed within the inspiring Creative Play space.

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Be part of helping us bring this amazing asset to Darlington and the North East and making a difference to the lives of children and young people. We still have a funding target to achieve and need your help. Donate Online: theatrehullabaloo.org.uk Text: Hull16 followed by your amount to 70070 Or if you would like to discuss options please contact Laura Case on 01325 352 004


A charming tale of changing friendship for ages 4-7 and their families Theatre Hullabaloo presents Bear and Butterfly at The Hullabaloo, a flagship venue specially created for children and their families

11 – 31 December 2017

Directed by

Designed by

Devised by the Company from an original story by

Composed by

Dani Parr

Gordon Poad

Bek Palmer Simon McCorry Script Advisor

Phil Porter

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