Tales from the Trees

Tales from the Trees

Trees are awesome! They enchant us with their mystery and beauty, they provide us with food, fuel and wood, they produce oxygen for us to breathe and they inspire stories, myths and legends…

Meet Craig, the friendly Forest Ranger and resident tree expert. It’s his job to make sure the woods are a peaceful and happy place, but he’s having a tough time of it today! A cheeky squirrel has stolen his Chocolate Covered Nutty Snack Bar™, his niece Little Red has wandered off the path on her way to Granny’s house, the mysterious old Wizard of the Woods is playing tricks again, and there are even rumours of a big bad Wolf in the forest!  

Will Craig save the day? Come and find out, and along the way learn how to identify different trees, discover the wonder of photosynthesis, gasp at deadly carnivorous plants, and encounter crazy characters from folklore and fairy tales!

Let Squashbox Theatre be your guide to the tremendous world of trees, from branch to leaf and twig to root, from berry to blossom and bark to fruit!

‘Tales from the Trees’ is a terrific tangle of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy, with a theme that embraces natural history, folklore and ecology.

Listen! The trees have tales to tell…

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To ensure that everyone is accommodated with appropriate social distancing, each booking will be allocated a space with a 2m boundary. Your Family Group ticket accommodates a maximum of 6 people, and you must limit your group to no more than 2 households. Staff and signage will help you maintain social distance when you arrive, leave and move about the venue.

Attendees are required to follow all UK government guidelines to reduce the spread Covid-19, including social distancing, face coverings and hand-washing. Please check the latest guidance at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE EXHIBITING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS SUCH AS 

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

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Most performances go ahead rain or shine! But please note the following:-

If it’s raining at the start time, we’ll forge ahead in the hope that the rain will clear up soon. It will have to be raining very hard indeed for the start to be delayed.

If conditions become genuinely unsafe, for example if the performance space is flooded or there is a lightning storm, we will stop the show.

Light to medium rain won’t put us off, but if rain is heavy or torrential (and the audience can’t hear the performance) we will stop the show until the rain clears sufficiently for us to continue.

If we can’t go ahead due to the weather, we will transfer your tickets to another performance or refund your ticket money. If we get through most of the performance and then have to stop because of heavy rain, we’ll transfer your tickets to a different performance.

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Tickets  - 1 family group of no more than 6 people - £30

This event is outdoors so dress for the weather. Some groups will be accommmodated on bench seating, others on the ground so bring cushions or rugs to sit on.

Suitable for age 5+

Event running time: 50 minutes, no interval

  • Johnson's natural rapport and good humoured fun with the young people make this an absolute celebration of all that is good about theatre for children
       
    Petra Schofield, Whatsonstage.com
  • Craig's success lies in the fact that he talks to, rather than at, his young audience, and he does it all with a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious…. An engaging entertainer to be treasured.
       
    Frank Ruhrmund, The Cornishman
  • Craig Johnson is totally at ease with his audience, adult and child alike, and combines an innate understanding and joy in storytelling with fantastic comic and musical skill
       
    Mike Shepherd, Founder and Artistic Director, Kneehigh Theatre

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