Roundhouse plans family Christmas

Published September 18, 2009

The Roundhouse is planning its first ever family programming this Christmas, as its Studio hosts two shows by some of London’s most popular children’s theatre companies.

Between 5 December and 3 January the venue will welcome Little Angel theatre with its show Jelly Bean Jack, while Tall Stories and Network Of Stuff present improvisational tale Them With Frozen Tails.

Jelly Bean Jack is a new version of the classic fairystory Jack And The Beanstalk, in which Little Angel uses its trademark puppetry techniques to tell the tale of this brave little boy who climbs a magic beanstalk and overcomes a fearful giant.

Little Angel is one of the UK’s foremost puppet theatres, whose previous productions include Little Cinders, Cinderella, The Mouse Queen, Give Us A Hand and Handa’s Hen.

Tall Stories, best known for its hugely popular adaptation of The Gruffalo and its sequel The Gruffalo’s Child, joins forces with Network Of Stuff for Them With Frozen Tails, a new storytelling production which gets the audience involved with a spot of improvisation. Artic animals, a touch of frost and three seasonal stories combine to create a festive alternative to the pantomime, suitable for all the family.

The Roundhouse is a converted steam-engine repair shed in Camden, North London, which was reopened in 2006 as a venue for arts performances and events.

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