Part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival


  • A theatrical caper for children 3 - 8 and their grown-ups
  • 28 June 2015 - 4 July 2015
  • The Front Room

No one is interested in the little bookcase in the corner - they have far more important things to do. Then one day, the magical Flicker starts throwing books from the shelves and flicking through pages. Soon there is mayhem and chaos as a whole host of story-trouble comes tumbling out to charm and disrupt everybody's ordinary lives.

FLICKER AND THE FLYING BOOKS has been created by members of the Royal Exchange Theatre's two community Companies - the Young Company (aged 14-21) and the Elders' Company (aged 60+).

Directed by Andrew Barry.

FREE but booking is essential.

FLICKER AND THE FLYING BOOKS plays at The Royal Exchange Theatre & Central Library. Please call Box Office on 0161 833 9833 to book for any performance.

Sunday 28 June 1.30pm - 2.30pm:
The Front Room, Royal Exchange Theatre (sold out)

Saturday 4 July, 11am & 2.30pm:
Manchester Central Library, Performance Space

 * * * * * COMPETITION * * * * *

For a chance to win 2 VILP (very important little person) tickets for the sold out children’s show FLICKER AND THE FLYING BOOKS on Sunday 28 June, just tweetfacebook or instagram us a photo of you and your favourite book with #FLYINGBOOKS in the post!

The winner will be picked at random on Thursday 25 June.



  • Event Information
    Sunday 28 June 1.30pm - 2.30pm, The Front Room, Royal Exchange Theatre

    Saturday 4 July, 11am & 2.30pm, Manchester Central Library, Performance Space

    TICKET PRICES: FREE but booking is essential

    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833

    FOR AGES: 3 - 8

  • Bex

    Abigayle Bartley


    Brenda Hickey


    Gordon Emmerson


    Jake Mainwairing

    Bo & Flicker

    Judith Wood


    Maria Lowe


    Matt Boylan


    Janice Bonner

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