THE GREAT BIG NOISE FESTIVAL: FLICKER & THE FLYING BOOKS

A theatrical caper for children aged 3-8 (and their grown ups)

  • Members of the Young Company and Elders Company
  • 2 June 2016
  • The Studio

‘Benji, why don’t you just read a book?

A book? Boring! Books are boring!’

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+). It received its world premiere in Summer 2015 as part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival and was a sell-out success.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    DATES: Thursday 2 June 2016

    TIMES: 
    12.30pm - 1.30pm BOOK
    2.30pm - 3.30pm BOOK

    TICKET PRICES:
     All tickets are £5

    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online

    AGE GUIDANCE: Suitable for ages 3-8 and their grown ups.

    PLEASE NOTE: Capacity is 90 tickets per performance.

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    IN THE THEATRE

    TALL TALES - Storytelling sessions inside the theatre from a very special guest, suitable for all ages.
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    IN THE GREAT HALL

    SPACE CADETS ACADEMY - An interactive walkabout experience for 8-11s
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    DANCE PARTY Live bands with a range of music for adults and kids to enjoy and have a boogie to on our dance floor.
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    THE RESTORATION AGENCY For Items Lost But Not Forgotten. Step inside and take a moment to explore the lost objects that rest upon its shelves.
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    CRAFT WORKSHOPS Happening in the hall every day, suitable for all ages. 

    WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Join Sarah Morgan and make your own foil bugs and cellophane fish!

    FRIDAY: Pop up Plants! Make your garden grow even quicker this Spring with these fun and colourful little pot plants!

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