West Yorkshire Playhouse: Fun for all the family promised

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FUN for all the family is promised at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Performances for children as young as three provide the perfect opportunity for youngsters to visit the theatre for the first time.

From gentle stories to delight the very young – to awe-inspiring physical performances for even the grumpiest of teenagers, there is something for all the family to enjoy.

Award-winning children’s writer and artist Oliver Jeffers’ picture book and film Lost and Found has been adapted for the stage by Travelling Light and Polka Theatre.

Telling the story of one boy and the penguin he finds at his door, this heart-warming tale of friendship, bravery and true love will delight audiences aged three and up and comes to the Playhouse from February 24-27.

Bringing their slick and immaculate style of street dance to the Quarry Stage, Flawless will impress even the most sceptical member of the family with their stunning physical performance.

Stars of box-office smash Street Dance 3D and Britain’s Got Talent 2009, they have also worked with Madonna, Beyonce and Leona Lewis. Fusing street dance, jazz and modern ballet, Flawless take to the stage on March 15 and 16, with this gravity defying show.

Michelle Magorian’s award-winning novel Goodnight Mister Tom, which follows evacuee William Beech from city to county, is presented by The Children’s Touring Partnership from April 5-9.

Direct from the West End is children’s favourite Peppa Pig’s Party. It’s Peppa’s birthday and she will celebrate her special day with all her friends in Leeds.

Peppa is a playful little pig who plays games, makes new friends and enjoys her favourite activity – jumping up and down in muddy puddles. Peppa Pig is currently one of TV’s top-rated children’s shows and can be seen on the Quarry stage from April 13-16.

And Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler’s hugely successful book The Gruffalo’s Child comes to the Quarry stage in a magical, musical adaptation by Tall Stories, from June 1-4.

This sequel to The Gruffalo, which was made into a film, tells of the Big Bad Mouse who lives in the forest, but one night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the forest.

More details and tickets on 0113 213 7700 or go to www.wyp.org.uk.

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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