February 2014 half term events

Half Term Family Activities at the Royal Shakespeare Company

This February Half Term (Mon 17 – Sun 23 February) the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon is offering audiences and visitors activities for all the family inspired by the current family production Wendy & Peter Pan. Workshops include pirate dancing and sword fighting, free craft sessions where you can make your own fairy wings and movement sessions with actors. Also showing is Misunderstood Monsters, a fast moving spoken word show for ages 4 – 9 years, plus the very best of British food is available in the Rooftop Restaurant.

For more information visit www.rsc.org.uk/halfterm

 To book call box office on 0844 800 1114

Wendy & Peter Pan
J M Barrie's much loved classic tale of the boy who never grows up is adapted in a spectacular new version by Ella Hickson and directed by Jonathan Munby in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. With Fiona Button as Wendy, Sam Swann as Peter Pan, Charlotte Mills as Tink and Guy Henry as Peter's nemesis Captain Hook.

Until 2 March 2014
Suitable for ages 7+
Children Half Price – up to 4 under 18s half price with every full price paying adult.
Terms & conditions apply.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Misunderstood Monsters
Half Moon presents an Aoife Mannix and Janie Armour production

Saint Georgie, a professional monster catcher and his faithful sidekick, Squeezy, are on their most dangerous mission yet. They are unstoppable heroes who use the latest digital technology to battle vile beasts. But when earth is threatened by aliens, Georgie is forced to question who the real bad guys are and needs the audience to come to the rescue!

Overcome your fear of fiends, spiders, crocodiles and aliens through the power of spoken word and music in this fast moving, out of this world adventure. Misunderstood Monsters is written and performed by Aoife Mannix and Janie Armour with site-specific digital game playing.

At the end of the show, the audience will be provided with details of how to download a free app that allows them to undertake a series of site-specific challenges connected with the show, and you can play the Monster Vision Challenge yourself.

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 February 2014
10.30am and 2pm
Suitable for ages 4 – 9 years and their parents/carers
The Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
£8 Adults £6 Children

Sea Shanty Singing Workshop
Learn to sing songs of the sea and dance a pirate jig. Fancy dress optional. No musical knowledge needed - just a love of singing. Suitable for ages 8+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Monday 17 February, 11am – 12noon
Friday 21 February, 3pm – 4pm

Upper Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
£3 Adults £2 Children

Crafty Drop-ins
Free drop-in craft sessions perfect for 3 to 7 year olds. There are three different Wendy and Peter Pan-themed activities throughout the week. We provide the instructions and materials for you and your little one to work with.

Monday 17 February, 12noon – 2pm
Colour in a map of Neverland or design a treasure map to your own magical island. Take your creation home on a piece of rolled parchment.

Tuesday 18 February 12noon – 2pm
Make a pair of Tinkerbell fairy wings or a Peter Pan hat and dress up as your favourite magical hero and heroine.

Friday 21 February 12noon – 2pm
Get in the fancy dress mood with all things pirate. Make yourself an eye patch, a beard, or decorate a cutlass sword.

Swan Reading Room
FREE

Wendy & Peter Pan Active Storytelling
Become an actor and tell the story of Wendy & Peter Pan with our storyteller leading the way. Suitable for ages 4 - 8 (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Tuesday 18 February 10.30am – 11.15am
Friday 21 February 10.30am – 11.15am

Circle Bar, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
£3 Adults £2 Children

Movement Workshop
How do actors use their bodies to tell stories and create characters? Work with an actor and explore some of the physical moments from Wendy & Peter Pan. Suitable for ages 8+ and their parents/carers (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Tuesday 18 February 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Wednesday 19 February 11.30am – 12.30pm

The Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre
£3 Adults £2 Children

Family Workshop – Shadow Play
Take part in a fun family workshop and tell the story of Wendy & Peter Pan by playing with shadows and light. No knowledge of the play required, as you'll be introduced to the story on the day. Suitable for ages 8+ and their parents/carers (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Wednesday 19 February 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Thursday 20 February 11.30am – 12.30pm

The Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre
£3 Adults £2 Children

Pirate Sword Stage Fighting
Our fun stage fighting workshop will teach you how to cross swords safely and make swashbuckling look real.

Thursday 20 February
11am – 1pm Ages 12+
2pm – 4pm Ages 15+
(All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)

Clore Learning Centre, Waterside
£4

The Lost Boys' Lost Toys Trail
Pick up a free trail leaflet at any time from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre shop and hunt around the building for some very special lost property.

Tower
Take a trip up the Tower to experience an alternative view across Stratford-upon-Avon and beyond. A lift will take you up to the viewing platform. The Tower is open daily from 10am until 4pm. Please note the Tower may be closed around Matinee performances in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
£2.50 Adults £1.25 Children

Rooftop Restaurant
Enjoy the very best of British food in relaxed, contemporary and stylish surroundings with stunning panoramic views from the third floor of the Royal Shakespeare Company's recently transformed theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon. Our informal yet striking dining room is unlike any other in the Midlands, with a terrace looking out onto the River Avon and surrounding countryside. All dishes are available in half portions for younger guests with family friendly dishes always available, plus all children receive a free Shakespearean activity sheet and set of crayons.

For further information, please contact Amy Belson on 01789 412622 or amy.belson@rsc.org.uk

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