As thoughts will soon turn to summer holiday entertainment, I see it'll be worth looking at the BURTON TAYLOR STUDIO's SUMMER SEASON to keep the kiddies happy....
A hidden gem of a theatre in Oxford, the intimate, 50-seater studio theatre hosts some of the most exciting work from family shows to new writing, comedy, music, and dance. Where else would you want to be?
Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 July
Bath Time: Age guideline: Ages 2 to 5
Bath time is for splashing about, singing down the plughole, shouting up the taps and making bubble beards. A magical and perfectly silly show celebrating the games we all play in the bath - in words, music, dance and puppets, with lots of chances to join in.
Monday 5 to Friday 9 July
One Small Step: Age guideline: Ages 7+
One Small Step is the exhilarating exploration of the space race. Two extraordinary actors bring dozens of characters to life in this brilliantly inventive show. Check your oxygen, adjust your spacesuit and buckle up for an action-packed, full throttled trip to the moon!
Saturday 10 July at 11am & 2pm
Scarecrow: Age guideline: Ages 5 to 9: AJTC Theatre Company
A tale of fun and furrows with movement, puppetry, storytelling and live music. This is the story of a lonely scarecrow and a bunch of noisy crows. We follow their relationship, from their beginnings as enemies, to their eventual grudging friendship.
Saturday 17 July
Lilly Through The Dark
The River People: Age guideline: Age 14+
With puppetry, live music and poetic language, award-winning theatre company, The River People tells the tale of a little girl loses her father and is stalked in the waking world by shadows and memories until she makes the decision to go searching for him in the land of the dead.
Saturday 31 July
Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus
Big Wooden Horse: Age guideline: Ages 3+
This lively show is full of fun, feathers, laughter and excitement with original music and lots of audience participation! The friendly bus driver leaves us with one simple instruction: "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!" However, the Pigeon is very clever… But will you let him drive?
Saturday 28 August
The Magnificent Flying Machine
Garlic Theatre: Age guideline: Ages 4+
Follow the wacky adventures of Professor Bix Horn as he tries to build a flying machine out of the most unlikely things. Family favourite Garlic Theatre return to the BT Studio with their beautifully crafted puppets, a bowler hat and a balloon to take you on a hair-brained journey of a lifetime…
With children of various ages, I'm always keen to see what else there is around. If you have any other ideas, let me know!!
The Burton Taylor Studio is managed by Oxford Playhouse on behalf of the University of Oxford. Oxford Playhouse is a member of the Oxfordshire Family Friendly Arts Partnership, a group of organisations that have joined together to generate activities for families to enjoy.
Venue: Burton Taylor Studio
Address: Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN
Box Office: 01865 305305 | www.oxfordplayhouse.com