FAMILIES will have plenty to look forward to between over the school summer holidays with Bromsgrove District Council’s Street Theatre running from Wednesday, July 24, and August 6, writes Natalia Lejzak.
There will be performances of a variety of shows and other family fun activities. All events take place from 11am to 3pm on the selected dates across the district.
These shows will be touring all over the district from Bromsgrove Recreation Ground to Wythall Park, Catshill Meadow, Sanders Park, Hagley Park and Rubery St Chad’s Park.
Wednesday, July 24 – Bromsgrove Rec
There will be Une Femme Expose and Calamity Jane at the area next to Asda. Une Feme Expose features acrobatics, hula-hooping and unusual ballet while Calamity Jane boasts knife-throwing and a lasso as she tries to find herself a boyfriend. Other activities will include music and drumming workshops, Animalmania, a Steve Kaos circus skills session, face-painter, balloon modelling and a children’s craft stall.
Thursday, July 25 – Wythall Park
Calamity Jane and Mr Wow will take to the stage. Mr Wow is a bendy foolish chameleon-like clown who loves anything that makes him ‘WOW’. Other activities include a music workshop, hula-hoop workshop, Animalmania, face-painter and a children’s craft stall.
Tuesday, July 30 – Catshill Village Meadow
Wonder Woman and Nat Lunatrick will perform on July 30. Wonder Woman escapes evil laser rings thrown at her by Dr Evil, whilst hula-hooping and Nat Lunatrick will feature knife-throwing, fire, eating, magic, comedy and plenty of audience participation. Other activities on the day include a music workshop, The Owl Man, explore learning, face-painter and children’s craft activities.
Wednesday, July 31 – Sanders Park
The park in Kidderminster Road provides the stage for the show with Mr Wow and the Afrikan Warriors. The Warriors offer a high energy show to make you smile, including rope skipping, tumbling, limbo, dance and human pyramids. Other activities include a music workshop, Animalmania, a hula-hooping workshop, face-painter and children’s craft activities.
Thursday, August 1 – Hagley Park
Dick Danger and Une Femme Expose will be delighting the Hagley crowds. Dick Danger’s show is full of stupidity which should come with a public health warning. Just how much physical injury can he take without hurting himself? Other attractions include an Owl Demo, circus skills, a face-painter and children’s craft activities.
Tuesday, August 6 – St Chad’s Park, Rubery
Bringing down the curtain on this year’s programme will be Dick Danger who will be joined by Fatt Matt the Acrobat who has world-class circus skills in his repertoire. He can also play the ukulele whilst standing on his head and do a one-armed handstand on a tower of pint glasses. Other attractions on the final day include Glamba drumming workshop, Wolly the Clown, a face-painter, teach me music and a catering stall.
Most activities are FREE with a small charge for face painting, bouncy castle, rides and craft activities.
Coun Phill Thomas said: “Keep the whole family entertained during the school holidays and save yourself the stress of bored children.
“Theatre events get more and more popular each year and with even more shows right across the district, I have no doubt that this year’s will wow the crowds with daredevil tricks, magic and plenty of comedy.”
Call 01527 534030 or visit bromsgrove.gov.uk and search for ‘Street Theatre’ for more information on the events.