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Previews: Darlington Take Off Festival Theatre

Theatre Treats for Young People in Darlington over October Half Term Holidays
Part of TakeOff Festival Handmade Talesat Central Hall in the Dolphin Centre on Thu 23 October at 10.30am & 1pm. A delightful and enchanting family show for the young and the young at heart. Handmade Tales is brimming with five original children’s stories and live music, exploring a land of lost things, magical kingdoms, supernatural dictionaries and a whole lot more! Watch as whole worlds burst out of a couple of cardboard boxes, as our lively ensemble and musician inspire anyone of any age to pick up a pen and start writing their own stories.
Recommended for ages 6-11 with tickets at £5

Educating Ronnie is also part of TakeOff Festival and will be performed in the Quaker Meeting House on Skinnergate in Darlington on Fri 24 October at 1.30pm & 7pm.
In 2002, Joe Douglas went on a gap year trip to Uganda. There, he made friends with Ronnie....Ronnie was 16, Joe was 18. They were both the eldest sons of large families. They both supported Manchester United.  Six months later, back in Manchester, Joe got a text:
‘Brother my sponsor has pulled out on me and I want to stay in school. Can you help? Ronnie x’
An astonishing true story performed by Joe himself, Educating Ronnie takes place over a decade: 4000 miles apart and thousands of pounds invested, it explores the murky processes behind bettering oneself in Uganda. Recommended age 12+ with tickets at £5

Civic at Central Hall at the Dolphin Centre - Me and My Cat? on Mon 27 October at 1.30pm & 4pm. Calling all Junior Detectives…Come and join Detective K as she sets off on an exciting and hilarious adventure, full of manga clues and mysterious events. But will she solve the mystery and return Nicholas to his own body in time? Using projection, puppets and bags of ingenuity, this is a fast paced, action packed story and oodles of fun. Featuring the voice of Roger McGough. Recommended age 6+ tickets £5.50

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit

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