Theatre experience brings the world in a tent to Leeds this half term

Friday 10 February 2017

Families are invited to visit the desert, the rainforest, the sea and the Antarctic this half term – without leaving Leeds!

On Tuesday 14 February The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) and Leeds City Museum will join forces to bring you a special theatrical experience performed by Mimika Theatre, at the museum in Millenium Square, Leeds. Mimika specialise in non-verbal, highly visual theatre for children, performed in the intimate setting of a calico dome tent.

The show Landscapes, particularly enjoyed by children aged four to 11, takes the audience on a magical journey around four contrasting areas of the world. The use of imaginative handmade puppets, props and spectacular lighting effects immerses the audience in the natural environment while introducing them to the creatures that live there. The wordless performance is accessible to children at any level of language development.

As well as the show children can enjoy face painting and fun creative activities around the museum on the day. The event is timed to coincide with the museum’s latest exhibition For All Seasons, which explores how the world around us changes through the year, from early spring flowers to the chill of winter.

Natalie Haigh, learning & access officer at Leeds City Museum, said: “The partnership with The Grammar School at Leeds enables the museum to put on extra special events for families so that they can enjoy a bumper day at the museum for free in the heart of the city.

“We’re delighted to be welcoming Mimika Theatre to perform their special children’s show Landscapes this half term.  This event fits in well with our exhibition For All Seasons which opens in time for families to explore the seasons around them during half term. Don’t miss the giant ‘sandcastle’ which people can crawl through, and the seaside cut-out board for a family selfie!”

Admission is free and the event runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Visit the welcome desk on arrival at the museum to book for the theatre show, which will run at 10.30am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm.

Pictured is a desert scene from Mimika Theatre’s Landscapes.

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