A MUST SEE SHOW FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Following last year’s smash hit production of The Secret Garden, York Theatre Royal takes a fresh look at another children’s classic in this summer’s family show, Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons, from 26 July to 24 August.
The story tells of the Walker and Blackett children’s adventurous school holiday in the Lake District as they set sail for adventure. The Swallows – John, Susan, Titty and Roger – sail to Wildcat Island and meet Nancy and Peggy, the self-proclaimed Amazon Pirates, and the dastardly Captain Flint.
Other Swallows & Amazons events include a Swallows vs Amazons Challenge every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1 to 2pm in the Studio from 31 July. Are you a Swallow? Or an Amazon? Pick your tribe and pit your wits, skills and creativity against each other in a drama challenge. There will be dressing up, theatre games and a chance to learn more about the Swallows & Amazons story. The workshop is for 7 to 11 year olds.
At the other end of the age range, a 65+ workshop on Wednesday 31 July will deliver a Director’s Masterclass for those wanting to discover how theatre directors prepare to create a new production. Swallows & Amazons co-director John R Wilkinson will be explaining what a theatre director really does. Visit yorktheatreroyal.co.uk for further information.
The production also has performances which are Audio described, Captioned, British Sign Language and a Relaxed performance on certain dates.
For details of these plus performances call Box Office 01904 623568 or visit: https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/show/swallows-and-amazons/