Rose and Robin North East Tour | Accessible Family Theatre from £1.50

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I am delighted to share with you a brand new theatrical production aimed at children aged 7+ and their families (all ages are welcome) which will be touring North East England across the next six months.

Rose and Robin North East Tour | Accessible Family Theatre from £1.50


Rose and Robin is brought to you by Mad Alice Theatre, has been funded by the Arts Council and commissioned by Queen's Hall Arts. The show is fun, friendly and a real celebration of life and adventures. I love that the venues chosen for this tour are at the heart of communities and that ticket prices are very reasonable. You can catch the tour over October Half Term 2019 and February Half Term 2020.


Rose and Robin - The Story


Rose and Robin North East Tour | Accessible Family Theatre from £1.50


This lovely new play tells the story of two people - Rose and Robin. They've shared their life together from childhood to old age - the ups and downs, adventures, touching moments and memories. And now they want to share their story with you.

Rose and Robin is a real celebration of life and a wonderful production for the whole family - bring the grandparents, meet up with friends, bring your neighbour - it's set to be a lovely uplifting production which is perfect for sharing with loved ones. Expect lots of laughs, a little silliness, fantastic music, dance plus physical sketches & comedy. Rose and Robin promises to be lots of fun yet poignant at the same time. The sentiment behind the story kind of reminds me of Up (one of my all-time favourite films).

I often think that going to the theatre is seen as something only Middle-Class families do and is quite 'posh'. It's not and I hope that *some* of the work I do on this blog helps to show this. I love that a production like Rose and Robin is helping to break down those boundaries and is inclusive to all budgets. I also love that it is showing and some of the North East's best community venues as well as traditional theatres.

The show lasts 50 minutes and is best suited to children aged 7-11 and their families - all ages are welcome though and you're welcome to bring younger members of your family who will still enjoy the show.

Rose and Robin Tour Details 


October Half Term 2019 

  • 27 October - Killhope Lead Mining Museum 
  • Tickets are £4.50 per adult and £2.50 per child. Call 01388 537505 to book. Click here for more details. 
  • 29 October - Woodhouse Close Church, Bishop Auckland
  • This show is 'pay as you feel' via donation on the day but seats do need to be reserved prior to the show. Call 01388 450838 or drop into the centre to reserve your seat. Click here for more details. 
  • 1 November - The Lodge & Heritage Centre, Blackhill & Consett Park 
  • Tickets are £3 per adult and £2 per child. Tickets can be reserved by phoning 03000 262480 or via email: martin.weston@durham.gov.uk Click here for more details.
  • 2 November - The Phoenix Theatre Blyth 
  • Tickets are £8 per adult and £5 per child. Tickets can be booked online here. 

February Half Term 2020


  • 18 February  -  Greenfield Community College, Newton Aycliffe
  • Tickets are £2 in advance or £3 on the door. Click here for more details.

Let me know if you fancy this with your tweens - I think tickets will make a wonderful half term treat for children and their grandparents AND it will be a bit of a break for all things Halloween! If you're looking for an alternative gift for tricky-to-buy-for grandparents this Christmas, a family ticket to see one of the shows in February is also a great idea (well I think so anyway!).

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