Stratford venue promises treats for young with two productions

PUBLISHED: 16:27 09 December 2013 | UPDATED: 16:27 09 December 2013

Children can head to Stratford Circus for We're Going On A Bear Hunt this month

Children can head to Stratford Circus for We're Going On A Bear Hunt this month


Parents with young children are in for a treat as two of the country’s most renowned theatre companies bring their work to Stratford Circus this month.

Acclaimed theatre company Oily Cart are presenting Mr and Mrs Moon until January 5 on their third visit to Stratford. It is ideal for youngsters aged 2-5 and will be an interactive and immersive adventure.

It is written by Tim Webb, designed by Claire de Loon and with original music by Catriona Price and Max Reinhardt.

The audience of 2-5 year olds and their friends and family sit in a circle around a giant sand pit in which they can draw pictures and build sandcastles. Mr. Moon (Griff Fender) potters around on the beach when Mrs. Moon: The Woman Who Lives in the Moon (played by aerial artist Grace Turner) comes down from the sky to join him. Natasha Magigi plays the storyteller who draws pictures in the sand to illustrate the story. The show uses still and live projections as scenery.

The Little Angel Theatre will bring Michael Rosen’s thrilling and funny adventure We’re Going On A Bear Hunt to life in a new puppetry production, also for children aged 2-5 from December 11 until January 5 2014 at Stratford Circus in Theatre Square, Stratford.

A family go on an expedition of a lifetime - running down the grassy bank, wading through the cold river, squelching over the oozy mud, stumbling into the dark forest, then peering into a cave...

Clare Connor, Stratford Circus’s Director said: “I am extremely excited to be presenting two of the most renowned children’s theatre companies in the UK at Stratford Circus throughout December. This programme offer is part of our continued commitment to bring world class theatre to our local audience at an affordable price.”

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