Summer what’s-on| Feel-good family theatre

Summer what’s-on| Feel-good family theatre

Theatres across Cornwall are getting in the swing of their Summer programmes and family-friendly events are springing up on into August!

Liskerrett Centre, Liskeard or 01579340307

9 July 2pm: Little Trebiggan Theatre’s Katie’s Black Hole Adventures. Katie’s 10th birthday Science kit is lethal! Expect fun, frolics, musical fusion, and a little bit of science.

Acorn Centre Penzance 01736 363545

17 July, 2pm: Science Adventures – The Power Pickle, Coppice Theatre’s fantastic show explores science with fun adventure stories. Professor McGuffin’s ground-breaking Sub-Nuclear Optical Transmitter (S.N.O.T.) has stopped working… ARGH! Join the intrepid scientists as they search for a way to power it! For ages 5+.

Stiltskin’s Soapbox Children’s Theatre Devonport.

23, 30 July & 6 Aug, 11am & 1.30pm: Red Riding Hood, a promenade performance based on the traditional tale but with a Stiltskin twist!!! Meet the characters at the end. Age 3+

Kidz R Us, St Ives Theatre, 01736 797007

Selected dates 26 July to 2 Sept Matilda Jr. Roald Dahl’s classic book performed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs. Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp.

Theatre Royal Plymouth 01752 267222

9 to 13 Aug: Gangsta Granny – Live on Stage! The Lyric. Ben dreads staying with Granny, there will be cabbage soup and it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But Granny has a secret – and life is about to get very exciting with his Gangsta Granny! An award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams.

Hall for Cornwall – Dinosaur World Live

Dare to visit Hall for Cornwall on 29, 30 and 31 August when the newly refurbished theatre in Truro gets taken over by dinosaurs for a truly roar-some show!

Dinosaur World Live uses stunning puppetry to bring remarkably life-like dinosaurs to the stage as you follow the story of Miranda, daughter of palaeontologists, who grew up surrounded by dinosaurs on a far-away island off the coast of South America.

She has brought her pre-historic pals to our shores and realises that some of these dinosaurs aren’t as docile as they seem! Meet a host of impressive pre-historic creatures including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex!

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Regal Theatre, Redruth 01209 216278

6 to 11 Sept: SHREK the Musical – a song and dance spectacular presented by RAMPS, based on the Oscar winning Dreamworks Animation. A perfect, must-see musical comedy for all ages.

For more ideas on what to do this Summer including the programme of family friendly events in Cornwall’s fantastic outdoor theatres see the Summer #BlackbirdPieMag, below: