TakeOff Festival 2019
@ Durham CityBook Now
21 October 2019 - 26 October 2019
The annual theatre festival returns 21 -26 October to various venues across Durham for a jam-packed week of theatre, especially created for children, young people and their families.
Join us throughout the week for brilliant theatre from around the world. Become part of a simple game of Hide and Seek or come on a thousand year journey from fact to fiction and back again in Is this a Dagger? The story of Macbeth.
22 – 24 October: Hide and Seek – Two siblings have been put to bed for the night, but these children have more exciting plans in mind! Ages 2-5
22 – 30 October: Sky – Jump onto a soft cloud and feel the wind as two dancers make the space around you twist and turn. Ages 2-4
22 – 24 October: My Friend Selma – My Friend Selma is the remarkable real-life story of one girl’s journey from war in Bosnia to safety in the UK. Ages 8+
22 – 26 October: Is This a Dagger? – Andy Cannon, one of Scotland’s finest storytellers, takes audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again, in his telling of Shakespeare’s classic tale. Ages 8+
23 – 26 October: Five – Join two dancers and a live musician as they use their eyes and ears, noses and mouths, fingers and feet to discover a world of play that makes the ordinary extraordinary. Ages 3-6
23 – 26 October: Fly – A poetic journey into a circus universe with strange characters, big emotions and captivating puppet imagery. Ages 5+
23 – 26 October: Tiger Tale – Something wild is prowling. She can hear it through her bedroom walls, but her mum and dad seem stuck in the dull routines of their everyday lives. Until one day the wild breaks in and everything changes. Ages 7+
23 October: There is a Noise – Sit around a table while stories unfold around you in the midst of frying waffle ooze. Ages 13+
23 – 24 October: Muckers – Created by award-winning theatre maker Caroline Horton and an international ensemble, Muckers is a funny, magical, physical production. Ages 9+
24 – 25 October: Playful Tiger – Highly physical, interactive dance performance, specially created for children and young people who are profoundly autistic and mainly non-verbal. Ages 7+
25 – 26 October: Jabberbabble – a show about four birds and one nest. Nobody understands their jibber jabber lingo. Ages 4-7
26 October: Lullaby – Sonic Cradle creates a restful, tranquil and immersive musical experience with interactive visual effects that will delight 0-5 year old’s and their grown-ups. Ages 0-5
The festival is produced by Theatre Hullabaloo and supported by Durham County Council.