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Season3: a festival of theatre for Peterborough

Season3 of Platform8, Jumped Up Theatre’s theatre festival, has exciting events, full of music, laughter, tears, dreams and tall-tales, popping up across the city from 8-12 November.

In The Undercroft Theatre in Serpentine Green in Hampton will be the Edinburgh Festival smash-hit Castle Builder, by Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November, packed with stories and songs about people who don’t wait for permission to do crazy things, like building castles in the Colarado desert, or the postman who wanted a palace on his veg patch.

Kid Carpet is also creating one of his anarchic family shows, Super Mega Rockin’ Rock Show, in The Undercroft, for one performance only on Saturday 11 November you can show your little ones how to rock-out in a fun afternoon event described as “The Mighty Boosh for kids.”

In Almost Always Muddy at The Pyramid Centre in Bretton from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 November Likely Story Theatre and Kirsty Harris will open up a junkyard of treasure for children to build a daring world of adventure and play, on which a play about courage and risk is created with the young audience.

And don’t miss Ross & Rachel by James Fritz at The Key Theatre on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 November – another award-winning show which has grabbed audiences and acclaim in London and New York, described by Time Out as “shockingly good … a tale about relationships and their dark side”.

And the homegrown project this season is The Dreamcatcher, a digital arts project by One-To-One Development Trust which has been capturing the dreams and aspirations of the people of Peterborough using film, audio and Virtual Reality. The Dream Catcher will be installed in The Undercroft Theatre in Serpentine Green in Hampton from Thursday 9 to Sat 11 Nov.

There are also workshops and a launch night to sign-up for. Go to Jumped Up Theatre’s website and Platform8’s social media for more information, and to book tickets:

Platform8 is Jumped Up Theatre partnership with Battersea Art Centre’s Collaborative Touring Network, which is funded grants from the Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn andGarfield Weston Foundation

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