What's On at The Carriageworks, Leeds


Hairy Maclary competition
Hairy Maclary is coming to The Carriageworks on Wed 6 June with a new friend. Can you invent this new friend?

Design or make a friend for Hairy Maclary and get a chance to win a Family ticket to see the show.
Send us a picture at carriageworks@leeds.gov.uk or drop your design at your local Library before Tues 22 May.

T&C: A family ticket consists of either two adults & two children OR one adult and three children. Tickets will be available for collection on the day of the performance. The prize is only valid for the performance on Wed 6 June 2012 at 3.30pm- no substitution available

Nonsense Room Productions presents Hairy Maclary & Friends

Wed 6 June, Main Auditorium, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Tickets:£9.50, £7.50 (Concessions £1 off)

Family ticket: £32. Please contact Box Office on 0113 224 3801

‘Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.’

Anyone with young children will recognise these immortal words instantly as the opening lines of the book ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’ by Lynley Dodd. Following a Sell-Out run at the Fringe 2010, a UK Tour in 2011 and the Christmas season at the Sydney Opera House, Hairy Maclary and his friends are springing off the page once again this summer.

Featuring many of the characters from the books like Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse - Bottomley Potts, covered in spots – Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum and Scarface Claw – the toughest tomcat in town.

With music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.

"a vibrant, fun filled show that cleverly brings Lynley Dodd’s much-loved children’s books to life." PRIMARY TIMES

Laughter Lines | Leeds Comedy Festival presents Comedy Club 4 Kids

Sat 28 April, Main auditorium, 4pm, Tickets: £6

Age 6yrs +
Cracking entertainment for everyone over the age of six, we have the best comedians on the UK circuit doing what they do best... but without the rude bits! Comedy Club 4 Kids began at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006 and has been delivering top quality family-friendly stand-up shows ever since.

Starring Big Howard & Little Howard (CBBC's Little Howard’s Big Question), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011 Ben Target and host Eric Lampaert. www.comedyclub4kids.co.uk

"The perfect way to entertain the whole family"Three Weeks
"A highlight for children at the fringe... fun, rowdy feel of a proper comedy club"
The Guardian
This show is a part of Laughter Lines | Leeds Comedy Festival -www.laughterlines.org

The Wardrobe Ensemble presents Riot

Fri 8 June, Main Auditorium, 7.30pm, Tickets: £5

10 February 2005. At the stroke of midnight the British public punch, kick, strangle and eventually stab their way to £45 sofas and £35 bed frames at the opening of their favourite Swedish furniture store.

Riot is a true story set in a lamp-lit flat-pack universe bursting with violence, chaos and more characters than you can throw a meatball at. Hammered together with physical theatre and music, The Wardrobe Ensemble tear up the instructions and disregard the diagrams to construct a comedic tragedy of a thoroughly modern kind.

Performance supported by Breeze International Youth Festival.

Theatre Lark presents This Way Up

Sat 16 June, upstairs@thecarriageworks: 12noon & 2.30pm, Tickets: £8, £6 concessions

The grown ups have put the whole world into cardboard boxes, neatly wrapped with tape and string. There are adventures in those boxes. Adventures on moons and under oceans. Adventures filled with spaceships and fantastic creatures. We can’t wait. We’re going in. Do you want to come too?
This Way Up is a sideways look at moving on, saying goodbye, and stepping into the great unknown, told through a headlong tumble into the irresistible joy of play.

Suitable for children aged 3 to 7 and their grown ups.

Tall Stories presents The Snail and the Whale

Sun 29 July, Main Auditorium:12noon & 2.30pm, Tickets: £9.50, £7.50 (concessions £1 off). Family Ticket: £32, Ages 4yrs +

‘How I long to sail,’ said the tiny snail…

Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and Room on the Broom stage shows) are proud to present their latest collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a huge humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, experiencing sharks and penguins, icebergs and volcanoes. The little snail is amazed by it all, but starts feeling very small in the vastness of the world…
Then disaster strikes – the whale becomes beached in a bay… Can the tiny snail save the day?

Created in Tall Stories’ unique style, The Snail and the Whale combines physical storytelling, live music and lots of laughs – for everyone aged 4 and up.


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