19th-21st April: Various times – Sponge

 

Roll, squeeze and pop yourself through the squishiest, squashiest show for babies, young children and their grown-ups!

Part of the latest season of PLATFORM8, Sponge is a soft, bouncy adventure through playtime and dreamtime set to a funky 1970s soundtrack, including disco favourites The Hustle and Car Wash. Follow a dad and daughter as they take you on a journey through springy environments, fascinating in shape, texture and touch. You also get to meet the leggy character Splegs, who needs a bit of help walking.

There are seven shows over three days between 19th and 21st April, each lasting forty minutes (plus a ten minute boogie!) Each child will get a chance to interact individually with one of the performers, so every show will be different.

Places are limited at each showing so early booking is advisable. For further information and to book your ticket visit the Eastern Angles website. Tickets are available here.

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16th July: 12.15pm and 2.30pm Eastern Angles presents “The Trials of Mary”

Eastern Angles present the story of Mary & Joseph as you’ve never seen it before… A moving tale of one woman’s loyalty, a comedy of manners, and a thriller all in one.

The incredible story of the woman who agrees to bear a surrogate baby, her marriage to an old Joseph, the humiliating trials of her dignity, a long journey with no inn at the end, and the final escape from a cruel dictator is one of the world’s most well-known stories – or is it?

500 years ago stonemasons and carpenters celebrated this drama on the streets of the city – now it has been updated to re-celebrate this extraordinary sequence of events.

Eastern Angles will be reviving the gripping stories in a fresh and new atmospheric way. There will be two performances in St John’s Square (the grassy area to the west of St John’s) on Sunday 16th July at 12.15pm and 2.30pm.

19th October: Evening theatre – Dare devil rides to Jarama

fb_event_buttonDare-Devil-PosterPeterborough Trades Union Council  is proud to present Townsend Productions’ theatre performance of Dare Devil Rides to Jarama. This is a play about British Speedway star, Clem ‘Dare Devil’ Beckett and poet, critic and aeronautical expert Christopher Caudwell who were bought together fighting for the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War’s Battle for Jarama, in early 1937.

The play was commissioned by the International Brigades Memorial Trust and is being performed in Peterborough as part of PTUC’s ‘Don’t let Brex-it Break Us’ campaign against racism and fascism. Ticket £10 / £8 concessions. Please contact peterboroughtuc@gmail.com for tickets.

Doors open at 7pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm.