by Kathryn & Colin CGN Ward
The Women's Institute has arranged a Christmas party for the local children including an exciting professional performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. But when the theatre company fails to turn up and the bouncy castle won't fit, Mas and Carol are left to improvise with a little help from grumpy Chris T to make sure that the show goes on! 2 Boards & A Passion Theatre Company bring you this exciting brand new family show for 2018 funded by Tameside M.B.C.'s Cultural Services and Arts Council England. The show is aimed at children ages 5 and up and their families, and lasts for approximately 50 minutes.
Touring December 2019: details to follow!
Maisie and George don't like visiting Grandma, whom everyone calls Granny Grump. But one day, Grandma reveals a hidden secret; she used to be a superhero! Can the children help to bring back Daring Doris? An uplifting tale with original music exploring self-belief and the power of positive thinking!
"Funny, warm and bubbling over with positive vibes, Granny Grump is a lovely theatre experience for younger children and their parents.
Anna Wright, 'Families North West Derbyshire'
"Audience participation with the children solicited some delightful and unexpected responses."
Alex Watts, Buxton Fringe reviewer
"funny, inspiring, and inventive with great songs too. Well done to everyone involved."
Rob Johnston, Playwright
The Many Mishaps of Mr. Vinegar
Mr. Vinegar is possibly the world's unluckiest man! One day whilst cleaning, his wife manages to smash the pickle jar that they call home, bringing it crashing down around their ears. Mr. Vinegar suggests they go on an adventure to seek their fortunes, taking the front door with them. Along the way Mr. Vinegar encounters bumbling robbers, a dodgy market trader, a dubious bagpipe player, and a host of other strange characters. But will there be a happy ending for the loveable Mr. Vinegar?
“rollickingly funny… a winning formula for a hugely enjoyable family show”
“The children were engaged and involved in the tale from start until finish!”
It’s Winter again, Millie’s favourite time of year. But how will she react when the season that she has always loved becomes a Winter without end? A strange encounter with Sage, the Wood Elf, teaches Millie that humans have stopped caring about the Earth, and that the Winter Song which once heralded the end of Winter can no longer be heard. Without the song, the Spring has no way of knowing that it is time to return to the Earth, so Millie sets off on a quest to find the song, meeting an array of unusual, magical friends along the way. But is Millie’s strange adventure a fantasy, a dream, or a reality? Don’t be too sure that you know the answer… things aren’t always what they seem!
"...the story is delightful, really warmed the cockles and made me feel all festive! “
"The music was superbly written, confidently performed, with strong hooks making them infectiously catchy and a joy to sing along to."
Audience members, Partington Theatre, Glossop
Tomb To Womb
What is it that makes us who we are, or rather, who we become? Using a high-speed journey backwards through one woman's life, the play examines how events and the people we meet along the way affect life choices and shape our futures. A humorous, thoughtful observational drama.
"..Slick performance. The chemistry between the performers is wonderful to watch"
"A poignant tale... neatly choreographed... exciting and original"
John Wilson, Buxton Fringe Festival Reviewer
"The best thing I've seen"
"On the button - very effective, very moving“
"It had me captivated from beginning to end“
"Amazing! I want to see it again"
Audience comments, Buxton Fringe