Weekend Picks: 15 – 16 Feb

SDT Introduction to Romeo & Juliet
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The spotlights of the theatre and stage beckon this weekend, with lots of wonderful productions on offer ranging from drama to dance.


1. PLAYtime! Fatimah and Her Magic Socks

14 Feb to 1 Mar

Esplanade Theatre Studio

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Join Fatimah, a little girl with a bright smile on her face and feet that cannot stop dancing, as she learns about friendship, laughter and the power of magical socks in this colourful theatrical delight. More info.

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2. The Gruffalo’s Child

14 to 16 Feb

Victoria Theatre

When the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father’s warnings about the Big Bad Mouse and sneaks out into the deep dark wood, who will she encounter? Find out in this fun adaptation of the popular picture book. Details.

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3. Introduction to Romeo & Juliet

15 Feb, 4 pm to 5 pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Condensing the classic tale of star-crossed lovers into an hour-long special and performed to Prokofiev’s music, it’s a perfect way for the young ones to explore the world of ballet. Learn more.

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4. Stick Man

13 to 16 Feb

Victoria Theatre

Touching, funny and original, this adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book about the adventures of Stick Man as he tries to get back to the family tree will charm audiences of all ages. Find out more.

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5. Timeless Tales 2020

14 to 16 Feb

Goodman Arts Centre

Seven classic tales from are given a fresh twist in this family theatre festival, presented by artists from a wide range of ethnicities and nationalities. More info.

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6. Weekends at The Artground

15 to 16 Feb

Whitebox, The Artground

Drop in to enjoy a variety of age-specific programmes, ranging from micro greens cultivation to storytelling and dance sessions for little ones. Details.

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READ: Colourful Huts at this Playground in the North

READ: How to Give Your Child's Learning a Boost