14 October • Murray Lachlan Young: Modern Cautionary Tales for Children

 

 

From the moment Murray Lachlan Young bounds onto the stage, hair wrapped in a towel, dressing gown flapping, you know you’re in for a good time. Best of all, he knows exactly what your average 5–10-year-old is interested in – toilets, poo and death being three key subjects discussed during the show. A mixture of poetry, stand-up comedy, storytelling, a touch of panto, and lots of fun participation. A hilarious and positive route to show children that poetry can be fun, thought-provoking and even quite cool!

In conjunction with Dorchester Literary Festival. 

 

 

‘One of the greatest children’s entertainers I have ever seen.’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman

Look out for our poetry workshop during October Half Term.

 

SPOKEN WORD / COMEDY / FAMILY – Corn Exchange
3pm (doors & bar 2.30pm)
£8 / £6 members & concessions / £25 family ticket
Ages 6+

23 October • Your Toys… On A Big Adventure

A monstrous force rules the land. Only the bravest can defeat it. But the challenge is perilous – will everyone survive? On this epic journey, we’re all in danger, and only the toys can save us – your toys.

This show is made by your toys. Grownups and children alike, bring your own toy to the theatre to join in this gigantic adventure. Slot Machine Theatre bring your real toys to life on stage using their unique style of puppetry, original live music and quirky humour.

‘Magical, an ideal introduction to the theatre for children’ The Stage

Slot Machine Theatre
Monday 23 October
CHILDREN’S THEATRE – Corn Exchange
11.30am and 2.30pm (doors half an hour before performance)
£6 (A family show suitable for 5-9 year olds and their grownups)

12 November • Peter and the Wolf

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas..

With new music lovingly inspired by Prokofiev’s classic, this is Peter and the Wolf as you’ve never seen it before. Created live with a variety of instruments and objects, including real musical vegetables, the show will have children ages 4+ jumping for joy.

Goblin are a children’s theatre company known for their innovative use of original music and wild creativity with a dose of anarchy.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

 

Goblin Theatre

Sunday 12 November

FAMILY CONCERT – Corn Exchange

2pm & 4.30pm (doors & bar ½ hour before each performance)

£8 / £6 members & concession

18 December • Frozen Singalong

As we always have such an enchanting time with Elsa, Anna and the crew, we decided to do it all over again this season.

Disney’s Frozen will be shown on the big screen once more here at the Corn Exchange so all fans, both young and old are invited to come and sing along to one of the most charming animations the world has seen. A perfect Christmas treat for the whole family to enjoy whatever the weather – but hey…the cold never bothered us anyway…

 

 

Monday 18 December
FUNDRAISER – Corn Exchange
2pm (doors & refreshments 1.30pm)
£4

20 December • The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmassness

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Squashbox Theatre’s new family show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, stockings and sleigh bells to cookies, crackers, presents and puddings!

Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, hear the tale of the first Christmas Tree, play hunt the brussel sprout and endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper.

 

 

Wednesday 20 December
FAMILY THEATRE – Corn Exchange
2.00pm & 4.30pm
£6 / £20 family ticket (max 2 adults)