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Tales from the Shed - Spring 2013 Season

Tales from the Shed

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

TALES from the Shed, Chickenshed’s hugely popular interactive performances for children aged 0-7 years, returns to the Southgate venue for a spring run – from January 25 to March 23, 2013.

Tales from the Shed take children and performers on a theatrical journey together, meeting characters such as Can-Can the beautiful bird, and The Thing That Goes Blurgh on the way!

Each show is different, but all shows creatively help to improve literacy, numeracy and communication skills.

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. Which means no two shows are ever the same.

Tickets: £5.50, free to babies under 6 months – available from the box office on 020 8292 9222, by emailing or online at

Times: Friday at 11.30am, Saturday at 10am and 11.30am.

Running Time: Approximately 50 minutes to an hour.

NB: There will be additional shows on Thursday, February 21 at 10am and 11.30am, and Friday, February 22 at 10am (Chickenshed) and from Thursday, March 7 to Saturday, March 9 at 10am and 11.30am (Dugdale Centre).

Party in the Shed

After the 11.30am Saturday show (or Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during school holidays), little ones can have an after-show Tales party where they’ll have a designated area in the bar, scrummy party food and the Tales cast leading on the singing of Happy Birthday. What’s more, the birthday boy/girl will even get a mention during the show!

Tales parties can also be held at home – contact the box office on 020 8292 9222 to find out more.