This month we are treated to a visit from the ‘utterly delightful’ Northern Ballet, bringing to life “a timeless story of struggle and kindness against all odds” (Yorkshire Post), as part of their national tour.
Semi famous puppeteer Frank Stein has had enough with his badly made puppets. They stop him from achieving his great potential as a performer. Taking inspiration from his most infamous ancestor, the scientist Dr Victor Frankenstein, and with the help of the audience he creates a new real live puppet that is destined to change his life forever! Creature George emerges from the workshop – ‘semi make-ed’, innocent and willing to learn, but Frank is so intent on the planned rehearsal that he neglects to look after his new child. Lyrical and absorbing puppetry, this really is a treat not to be missed; Little Frankenstein will tickle the imagination of everyone from 5 to 105 years old.
Northern Ballet: Elves and The Shoemaker is at The Civic on Wednesday 18 March at 12.15pm, 2pm and 4pm. Tickets are £5. Recommended for ages 3+.
Lempen Puppet Theatre: Little Frankenstein is at The Civic on Sunday 22 March at 2.30pm. Tickets are £7 full price, £6 concession and £5 children. Recommended for ages 5+.
Crossing Borders: South Yorkshire Youth Dance Platform is at The Civic on Thursday 26 March at7pm. Tickets are £5.
The Matisse EXHIBITION: Drawing with Scissors is in Gallery@ from Saturday 14 February to Saturday 14 March. All exhibitions are FREE admission.
For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.