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Sun 25 Sep

Sun 09 Oct

Blunderbus Theatre Company: The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

Banyan Theatre Co presents Norwich Puppet Theatre’s: Thumbelina

Time: 11.30am & 2.30pm Duration: 55 mins Age: 3-7 Price: £9 / £5 con / J2 Group of 4: £23 (max 2 adults)

Time: 11.30am & 2.30pm Duration: 40 mins Age: 2-5 Price: £9 / £5 con / J3 Group of 4: £23 (max 2 adults)

Join Plop, the baby barn owl as he journeys into the night-time world of campfires, fireworks, starry nights and moonlit adventures. Based on the classic children’s book by Jill Tomlinson, this funny, gentle and reassuring tale is written especially for small people aged 3 - 7 (and grown-up’s who sleep with the big light on!)

There was once a girl so small that she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly... Follow Hans Andersen’s extraordinary tale of a girl no bigger than a thumb and her adventures with a frog, mouse, mole and swallow, played out amongst gardening tools and leading to her ultimate happiness in the kingdom of the flowers.

Thu 27 Oct

Sun 06 Nov

Horse + Bamboo Theatre: Red Riding Hood

Theatre of Widdershins: The Elves and the Shoemaker

Time: 11.30am & 2.30pm Duration: 45 mins + 15 mins Q&A Age: 4+ Price: £9 / £5 con / J2 Group of 4: £23 (max 2 adults)

Time: 11.30am & 2.30pm Duration: 50 mins Age: 3+ Price: £9 / £5 con / J3 Group of 4: £23 (max 2 adults)

Horse + Bamboo present a gorgeously rendered re-telling of the classic girl-and-the-wolf tale. Exquisite visuals blend with pantomime-style silliness and spooky moments to create an enchanting piece of theatre. The story that everybody knows – or do they?

Elvis Schumacher, cobbler and craftsman, has worked all his life creating the most beautiful footwear. But now he’s hit hard times…. Everyone’s buying boring shoes from the evil businessman, Bunyan Sole-less. Time is running out for Elvis. With one piece of leather left and Bunyan’s factory growing, can anyone help him?

Sun 20 Nov

Wed 07 Dec - Tue 03 Jan 2012

Unpacked: Robin and the Big Freeze

NIE Theatre: Hansel and Gretel

Time: 11.30am & 2.30pm Duration: 1 hr 10 mins Age: 4+ Price: £9 / £5 con / J3 Group of 4: £23 (max 2 adults)

Time: Various Duration: 1 hr Age: 4+ Price: £11 / £6.50 con / J2 Group of 4: £29 (max 2 adults)

With suitcases and satnavs the birds are getting ready to leave town. Robin remains - he’s got lots to do like tweeting at anyone who comes near his patch and posing for Christmas cards. But the snow is on its way and lots of it... is everyone ready for the big freeze?

In the middle of a snow-covered forest sits a tiny cottage unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Its roof is made of gingerbread, the walls are made of chocolate cake, the door is made of boiled sweets and the windows of clear sugar glaze, but what’s inside? Follow Hansel and Gretel into the frozen forest and find out in this special Christmas show for the whole family to enjoy.

The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX

(01223) 511 511

Photo: Christa Holka

The Junction Autumn 2011 Family Theatre Season