What's On

What's On

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Sat 29 July - Sports Day / Extracaganza

Sat 29 July - Sports Day / ExtracaganzaSports Day
Between 11am - 3:30pm

80’s PE teachers, Mr Stretch and Mr Armstrong are always firm but fair. They are on a mission to get the nation fit using only their enthusiasm, a roving musical pommel horse and some PE kits rescued from the lost and found locker. Remember it’s not about the taking part, it’s the winning that counts!

Extracaganza
Between 11am - 3:30pm

These four clowns are determined to tell their individual cultural stories no matter what the cost may be. Join Romano, Keith, Hans and David Blooper on a ridiculous, madcap romp, rammed full of acrobatics, improvisation, live music, audience interaction, circus influences, downright silliness and even a flaming unicycle.

Don't be fooled - these guys really don't like each other. How they ended up on stage together is one of life's great mysteries. Nothing they have ever tried to achieve has come to fruition. They really are utter idiots. But remember...the clown can get away with murder...

Extravaganza has toured extensively, as far away as Mexico, and has entertained many thousands of people of all ages both indoors and outdoors. It draws influences from all genres of performance but has yet to take any of them seriously.

Sat 5 August  - Dinotopia / Pre Hee Men

Sat 5 August  - Dinotopia / Pre Hee Men

Dinotopia
Between 11am - 3:30pm

Meet the adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his beautiful dinosaur, Odysseia the Parasaurolophus, torn from the pages of a Boys Own Adventure and ship wrecked on our shores.

Help the Captain as he studies his map, in an attempt to return the beast to the late cretaceous period of The Land that Time Forgot. Or make friends with Odysseia and help her understand that not all humans are barbaric cavemen & women. Whether you join them on their quest, or pose for a selfie you are sure to have a jurassic lark!

Pre Hee Men and their crazy caveman car
Between 11am - 3:30pm

Take two potty cavemen and their beautifully themed crazy caveman car and mix it up with stone age music, sound effects and plenty of batty banter. The perfect recipe for the wackiest walkabout act in the land. Kids and grown-ups will especially love the prehistorical pet bird ""Peep"" who accompanies the nutty Neanderthals on their adventures.


Sat 12 August - The Black Eagles / Granny Turismo's x 3

Sat 12 August - The Black Eagles / Granny Turismo's x 3The Black Eagles
Between 11am - 3:30pm

The Black Eagles - A troupe of totally stunning acrobats from Tanzania, set to lively African music, the show progresses through a series of powerful and graceful acrobatic and dance routines.

A high impact, joyful show that will have people gasping in amazement.

Granny Turismo’s x 3
Between 11am - 3:30pm

Listen for the screech of burning rubber. No pavement is safe. Meet the first and only shopping trolley dance display team.

When Doris, Mary or Marge arrive on their souped-up shopping trolleys with their pumping tunes, everyone takes notice. Fantastic and unique, the Grannies are loud and a force to be reckoned with. You have been warned!
This is one of the most talked about acts around. The show has universal appeal and is part walkabout, part circle show and wholly engaging. What do you call a gathering of Grannies? A gaggle, or a giggle perhaps?

Sat 19 August - Bjorn the Bear / Titan the Robot

Sat 19 August - Bjorn the Bear / Titan the Robot

Bjorn the Bear - Between 11am - 3:30pm

This act has combined natural history and over a decade of experience in interactive performance to bring you Bjorn the Bear, this life-size bear is a magical and unforgettable show.

Bjorn comes with his own inflatable iceberg environment and his helpful herder Ursula.

Spectators are encouraged to not just watch, but to stroke and pat him talking about polar bears and their habits and habitat. Amazingly life-like, playful and interactive, Bjorn continues to amaze and astound audiences wherever he goes.

Titan the Robot - Between 11am - 3:30pm

'8ft of Steaming Robotic Loveliness'

The Titan the Robot show is a unique blend of comedy, street theatre and music creating a fascinating show that is unrivalled in the world today! Funny, fast paced and full of surprises, Titan is the ultimate family entertainment comedy show where you come to expect the unexpected!

Titan is the ultimate in shopping mall entertainment.

Sat 26 August - Creature Feature / Musical Ruth

Sat 26 August	- Creature Feature / Musical Ruth

Creature Feature
Between 11am - 3:30pm

Three mountain gorillas and their comic intrepid explorer. The Gorillas look and behave like real mountain gorillas, which the general public find fascinating. The explorer imparts valuable information to the public concerning the gorillas' habitat. As the mountain gorilla is almost extinct, this act is not just entertaining but, just as importantly, also informative.

Gorilla characters are: The Silverback - 600 pounds of prime, dominant male. The Female - flea pickin’, pit scratchin’, hen pecking, lovin’ mother. The Juveniles - two furry balls of cute, cuddly mayhem

Musical Ruth
Between 11am - 3:30pm

Musical Ruth is an amazing mobile piano driven around by Sister Ruth, a madcap nun who can stop and entertain any group of people using comedy patter, hilarious dance moves, facial contortions, sound effects and unusual renditions of all your favourite songs. Once witnessed Musical Ruth is never forgotten!

 

Sat 2 September - The Big Bad Wolf / Prince Amir and Nazreddin

Sat 2 September - The Big Bad Wolf / Prince Amir and NazreddinThe Big Bad Wolf
Between 11am - 3:30pm

Featuring a 6-foot tall wolf puppet who has the gift of the gab and loves nothing better than making an exhibition of himself. This fey, foppish, ham actor is not as bad as his reputation portrays him. All he requires is a loving audience to practise his moves on. Instantly recognisable as one of the most famous characters from children’s fairy tales, the Wolf believes that everybody else has come out of a fairy tale too.

Children will be fascinated, adults will be laughing.

He’s big, proud and very, very loud, and also rather hairy, but underneath that thick fur coat, he’s really not that scary."

Prince Amir and Nazreddin
Between 11am - 3:30pm

Join talkative Prince Amir, one of the three wise meerkat kings, following a star atop his grumpy camel Nazreddin. Come forth and witness the miniscule majesty of Amir and the curmudgeonly camel who will laugh at anything…especially himself! Though reluctant to admit it, he’s lost, and in need of directions to the nearest stable!

Step forward for a photo with these colourful animatronic comic characters, and take home a memory of the Middle Eastern magic on show.