Tales From The Trunk - Goofus Theatre

14 August 2024
11:30am & 1:30pm

Join Rag and bone duo, Shoddy and Mungo as they stop and share some amazing tales told with mischief & puppetry.

Come and join Rag and bone duo, Shoddy and Mungo as they stop and share some amazing tales full of wizards, talking horses, brave heroines, evil shamans, bear kings, sleeping knights and enchanted forests! Tales for all told with mischief, play, mask and puppetry by Goofus Theatre.

Goofus theatre believes that theatre performance should have no borders. They believe access to their style of performance is for all ages, all backgrounds, everywhere.

They believe in a Theatre that is mischievous, funny, strange, moving, fantastical, surreal and dream like.

The majority of Goofus' work is nonverbal and aimed at audiences where Theatre isn't easily accessed for various reasons.

Suitable for all ages 0 - 99!!!

Tickets are £8 for Adults, £6 for Children (under 12), with a special price of £7 per person for members of Norton Priory Museum and Gardens. Family Tickets (2 Adults + 2 Children OR 1 Adult + 3 Children) £24

Running time: Approximately 40 minutes including a meet & greet with the puppets afterwards.

Please note that the café will be shut on Wednesday 14th August - so please bring refreshments with you.

This is an outdoor performance, there is no formal seating. You are encouraged to bring fold up chairs, cushions, rugs or picnic blankets to make your experience more comfortable. We encourage patrons to bring refreshments and toilets are available in the main museum. Each performance can be distinctly different as the weather and light interact with the play. Warm or cool, clear or overcast the point, being outdoors adds a thrilling contribution to our performances and is an integral part of your experience at the Woodland Outdoor Theatre. Imagine the breath taking moment when the sun breaks through the clouds during the show or the electric performance in the wake of rainfall. It's best to come prepared for all types of weather, bringing your own shade in the afternoon is particularly important as is a jumper for the end of evening performances. So, sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered. Although the vast majority of performances will be unaffected, as the seating and stage areas are uncovered we may have to stop and restart the show. We will try to never cancel a show, but in the event of tropical storm, monsoon or hurricane in the words of Robbie Williams, Let Us Entertain You. We will find a way, either on the day or in the future, inside or out, to ensure you have a fabulous Theatre experience at Norton Priory

Doors open from 15 minutes before each performance. The performance will take place in the Woodland Theatre space which is a 5 minute walk from the main building through the woods along an accessible path for prams, wheelchairs etc.

The Artistic Directors of A Place for Us Theatre are proud to be hosting this amazing production in partnership with Norton Priory Museum & Gardens

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1SX
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