Where? Derby Arena Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB
The vast Arena has again been transformed into a glittering and magical theatre.
When? 8th Dec - 5th Jan 2019
Duration: 2 hrs 40 mins (including interval)
Parking: £3 in Arena car park
Cost: Prices from £14.75 concessions, group, school and family tickets available.
Extras: Ice creams, full bar service (you can take drinks in with you to the performance too)
The villagers of Dappy Darley on the Derwent are under threat from a ginormous giant! Poor young Jack has his head in the clouds, but when he sells his beloved cow Pat for just a handful of beans he begins a huge adventure which takes him to new heights.
Once again Derby Arena has been transformed into a magical theatre space, with a star cast, spectacular pyrotechnics and amazing special effects. Bringing together sensational sets and costumes, hilarious comedy, fabulous music and dazzling dance routines, as well as the audience participation that makes pantomime magical.
Lots for Tots Derby was invited to see Derby Live's Christmas Production of Jack & The Beanstalk, last Tuesday. My Daughter (6) was very excited to go as she remembered last year’s performance of Beauty and the Beast and recognised the Panto Dame (Morgan Brind) from the flyer I had given her and couldn’t wait to see her again.
My husband, who isn’t a fan of going to the theatre, said that he enjoyed the performance as there were lots of jokes in there for everyone to enjoy and the special effects, set and costumes were very impressive – especially the GIANT!
All seats have a great view. This time we were seated on the floor near the front, last year we were on the tiers at the back. Both times the children were captivated!
Last year’s Arena Panto won numerous awards and headlined as the most successful yet with more than 13,000 children seeing it. This year I think they will better that - it is a show that deserves to become Derby families and friends annual pilgrimage - a festive treat to experience together to get set for Christmas!
You can book tickets here:
Images Credit: Robert Day
Tue 4 December - Sat 5 January
Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, DE1 2NF
Three Chairs, Three Bowls of Porridge, Three Beds… Make yourself at home this Christmas with Goldilocks and the Three Bears in the Derby Theatre Studio!
Hiccup Theatre, the company who bought you The Gingerbread Man, serve up a brand new version of this classic tale with Bear-sized helpings of original live music, amazing puppetry and brilliant story telling... a festive treat for Ages 3+
Running Time is approx. 55mins. Tickets from £8.
Book online: www.derbytheatre.co.uk/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears
or call 01332 593939
17th November - 24th December
National Forest Adventure Farm, Tatenhill, Burton, DE13 9SJ
Take a magical festive journey to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas & his friends. Travel through the magic portal to Father Christmas’ home town. Explore the Victorian high Street & sweet shop, help the elves sort the parcels & meet a talking polar bear under the Northern Lights. Decorate gingerbread men, take part in Elf Training & enjoy a special meeting with Father Christmas in his grotto. Tickets also include entry to the National Forest Adventure Farm on the day of your visit.
01283 533933 www.adventurefarm.co.uk
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LOTS ON LOCAL NOVEMBER PAGE
Established in 2006, Twistin Tots runs Derbyshire-based music and movement classes for toddlers, babies and pre-schoolers (aged 0-5). They have been awarded GOLD ACCREDITATION from the Children's Activities Association - the only independent assessor of pre-school business. To attain this, all of their procedures, policies and classes were assessed independently and found to be of a very high standard - so you can be assured that your children are receiving the very best instruction by attending one of their classes or parties.
All classes include a fun mix of rhymes, songs actions and props to educate your children and keep them entertained and also meet EYFS key requirements.
Mischievous and magical, SNOW retells the story of Snow White using dance, circus, narration and film, all within a Victorian Travelling Circus. Turning traditional ballet on its head, Holly Noble incorporates sign language throughout the choreography and uses an eclectic soundtrack from classic music to David Bowie and INXS. The whole family can enjoy this interactive performance which will be sign language interpreted and captioned.
Wed 19 Dec–Thu 20 Dec: 11am & 6.30pm
Fri 21 Dec: 11am (relaxed perf') & 6.30pm
Saturday 22 December: 11am & 3pm
Duration: Approx. 75 min including 15 min interval
Age Guidance: Recommended for ages 5+
Ticket prices £9
To win 4 tickets to see the Wednesday 19 December 11am performance answer this question:
Which Fairy Tale is Snow a retelling of?
A. Cinderella B. Rapunzel
C. Snow White D. Thumbelina
Competition closes on Fri 30th Nov 2018