What’s On 2021 – Family

Barney The Horse

Josephine’s Stories, with Josephine Helen and Ashleigh Summer Edwards

Sat 16 Oct 2021 12:00 PM | £12 (£10.50 conc.)

In this interactive children’s show, we meet Barney the horse…but Barney is no ordinary horse – he’s got feet the size of the biggest clouds you’ve ever seen in the sky! Sometimes his feet get in the way of his adventures, but one sunny afternoon Barney visits the beach and decides to give swimming a try – will he succeed? Or will he let his feet get in the way of his newfound dreams?

The Zoo That Comes to You

Scarlet Oak Theatre

17 Oct 12:00PM | £12 (£10.50 conc.)

The Zoo That Comes To You follows the impassioned attempts of two animal enthusiasts to share their love of and concern for animals with the world. They have spent the last eight years taking in animals that need respite, care or a temporary home and have, accidentally, ended up with a sanctuary full of animals. However, no-one has come to visit their zoo! So everybody – animals and humans alike – have decided it is time to get out, see the world, and bring the zoo, to you.

Come and meet this eclectic group of charming yet cheeky animals, as they discuss their life experiences and the challenges they face in a rapidly changing world dominated by humans. These animals have a lot to say and want to inspire people of all ages to take action, because they know small actions can make a big difference in the world.

Featuring puppetry, live music and playful characters, Scarlet Oak Theatre welcomes you to join the conversation about animal conservation.

As You Like It

Sun & Moon Theatre

Sun 17 Oct 2021 12:00 PM | £12 (£10.50 conc.)

“I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it”

After a sold-out performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Exeter Fringe Festival 2019, Sun & Moon Theatre return to the Fringe with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies.

In the corporate, tech-obsessed world of the Court, the present is grinding and the future feels bleak. But when Rosalind is abruptly dismissed, she and her cousin, Celia, seize the opportunity for a fresh start, embracing the liberty of the bohemian Forest of Arden. They experience love, change and the thrill of empowerment, switching off, and ‘wasting’ time.

Performed by a multi-rolling ensemble of five, this jubilant production serves as a reminder to do what you love and remember how to live!

As You Like It originally toured in 2018 but has been revived for 2021, finding new relevance as we yearn for digital detox and a desire to be connecting with others again.