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Tales from the Shed back for Autumn 2011

Tales from the Shed

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CHICKENSHED’s popular interactive children’s show, Tales from the Shed, returns to the Southgate venue on Friday and Saturday mornings from Friday, September 9 to Saturday, October 29, 2011.

Tales from the Shed brings stories – both original and traditional – to life in a land of colour, characters and fun. These interactive performances for the under 7’s introduce little ones to a world where there is no edge to the stage, so they and the performers travel a theatrical journey together.

Tales from the Shed uses theatre driven by the children’s imaginations. Since 1996 the Tales team have collected and created numerous stories, songs and characters. These are delivered using puppets, humans and bags of energy all underpinned by the belief that children are the most creative and demanding audience and deserve proper big theatre!

The Tales from the Shed format allows the Tales team to react to the children’s thoughts, experiences and requests and to use them within the show.

No show will ever be the same – so for first time visitors or serial guests – another tale is now beginning!!

Tales from the Shed now offers after show parties (of 10+ guests) where you can have a designated area in the bar, scrummy party food and the Tales cast will lead the singing of Happy Birthday. What’s more, the birthday girl/boy will even get a mention in the show!!

Tickets: £5.50 for adults and children (children must be accompanied by an adult).

Duration: approx 50 minutes to an hour.

Dates and Times:

Friday, September 9 at 11.30am.
Saturday, September 10 at 10am and 11.30am.
Friday, September 16 at 11.30am.
Saturday, September 17 at 10am and 11.30am.
Friday, September 23 at 11.30am.
Saturday, September 24 at 10am and 11.30am.
Friday, September 30 at 11.30am.

Saturday, October 1 at 10am and 11.30am.
Friday, October 7 at 11.30am.
Saturday, October 8 at 10am and 11.30am.
Friday, October 14 at 11.30am.
Saturday, October 15 at 10am and 11.30am.
Friday, October 21 at 11.30am.
Saturday, October 22 at 10am and 11.30am.
Thursday, October 27 at 10am and 11.30am.
Friday, October 28 at 10am and 11.30am.
Saturday, October 29 October at 10am and 11.30am.

For more information call the box office on 020 8292 9222, e-mail or visit