If you are looking for ways to entertain your family in Colchester this half-term the Mercury Studio Theatre may have the answer, with two productions suitable for children:
Angel Exit Theatre Company presents The Secret Garden on Monday 13 February at 2pm & 7pm. Spoilt orphan, Mary Lennox, is plucked from the bright vibrancy of India and transplanted to a vast old house brimming with secrets on the grey Yorkshire moors. A hidden key unlocks the secret garden, but what will this unlock in Mary? Angel Exitâ€™s brand new production is presented in their own rich visual style, blending ensemble storytelling with striking physicality, beautiful puppets, haunting songs and an original soundtrack. For children aged 6+ years.
Later in the week THEATR NA Nâ€™Ã“G present Aesopâ€™s Fables adapted by Keiron Self on Friday 17 February at 11am & 2pm. A Mouse, a Lion and a Tortoise tell some of the most famous fables involving wily wolves, dopey dogs, haring hares, flattering foxes and silly humans. As relevant now as they were centuries ago these bite-sized tales are presented with effervescent verve guaranteed to delight. For children aged 4 â€“ 8 years.
Tickets, priced £8 / £6 children and concessions for both shows, are available from the Mercury Theatre Box Office on 01206 573948 and online at www.mercurytheatre.co.uk