A Coventry theatre has pulled back the curtain on its family-friendly shows ahead of the October half term holidays.
The Albany Theatre has announced its half term entertainment line-up, giving families in Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond the chance to enjoy a range of high-quality entertainment.
Enjoy a wide range of shows from interactive mysteries to puppet adventures as part of the theatre’s Autumn/Winter 2022 programme.
Terry Deary’s True Ghost Stories, complete with spine-chilling characters and ghosts from the creator of Horrible Histories will take over the Albany Theatre on Sunday October 23 at 7pm. Head back in time to a 1920s theatre, unravel an ancient Roman curse, investigate the vanishing Victorian, and expose the Blonde Witch of Lime Street.
Acclaimed improvised comedy quartet The Noise Next Door will bring a pair of exciting shows to the Albany Theatre on Tuesday, October 25.
The Mysterious Mansion of Mystery (2pm) takes families on a tour of curious corridors and bizarre boudoirs of an ancient manor house in an hour of anarchic entertainment that is a little bit spooky, a little bit stupid and a whole lot of funny.
Young audiences are invited to Baby Bear – story of courage and curiosity, exploring nature and wildlife with stunning visuals – on Saturday, October 30.
The show, billed as ‘the perfect first theatre experience’, is an exploration of the senses and features a mesmerising soundtrack and interactive puppetry. There are two shows for toddlers (10.30am and 3.30pm) and two for babies (12pm and 2pm).
And on Monday, November 1, The Naughty Fox takes to the stage as Fox goes on an adventure in the magical forest to learn about the importance of sharing.
The immersive, multisensory tale of friendship and play integrates creative captions for deaf and hard of hearing audience members. All performances (12pm, 1.30pm, 4pm) are relaxed.
Kevin Shaw, Chief Executive & Artistic Director at the Albany Theatre, said: “We have worked with a range of high-quality productions to bring real value to our entertainment offer this half term as part of an exciting new chapter at the Albany Theatre.
“There is truly something for everyone across all ages from very young children right through to primary and secondary school, with parents able to get in on the fun too, and we look forward to seeing audiences enjoying themselves this half term.”
In addition to shows suitable for the whole family, evening entertainment to suit a variety of tastes is also on offer this October.
Hometown Heroes (7.30pm) will see The Noise Next Door take suggestions of the best, worst and weirdest things about Coventry and transform them into a cavalcade of hilarious songs, scenes and characters.
Clinton v Ramone heads to the Albany Theatre on Thursday, October 28 from 7.30pm. As featured in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, Clinton Baptiste – and his arch psychic enemy Ramone from Clinton Baptiste’s Paranormal Podcast – will meet for night of verbal one-upmanship and hair-raising paranormal wizardry as the two megastars meet to finally decide who holds the title of Britain’s greatest paranormalist.
Queen-inspired musical Radio GaGa recreates two magical hours live on stage at the Albany on Friday, October 29 (7.30pm) as part of a UK tour, celebrating the magic, fun and showmanship of the band’s touring days with hits including, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’, ‘I Want to Break Free’, ‘Somebody to Love’, and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
For more information visit www.albanytheatre.co.uk/whats-on ENDS Caption: The Naughty Fox will head to the Albany Theatre on Monday, November 1