Grimm tales from the Botanic Garden

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 30, 2010 05:05 PM |
Warning: dragons crossing! Leicester students to bring classic fairy tales to life

Each year in summer half-term, Leicester plays host to the fabulous Spark Children’s Arts Festival. As part of this year’s Spark, on the first weekend in June, students from across the Midlands will take children on The Strange and Fantastical Journey of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the magical setting of the University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden.

LUTheatre, the University’s student theatre group, working alongside students from Derby, Birmingham, Nottingham and Nottingham Trent Universities, will bring the tales of the Brothers Grimm to life in a 90-minute promenade theatre performance around the Botanic Garden. Visitors are promised magical animals, wicked stepmothers and the possibility of encountering a dragon…

The production, which is recommended for children aged 5+, will be staged at 11.00am, 2.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday 5 June and Sunday 6 June. Tickets, costing £5 for big people, £4 for little people or £14 for a family of four, are available from the Spark website.

Disclaimer: The University of Leicester accepts no responsibility for visitors to the Botanic Garden who get bewitched, cursed, turned into frogs or eaten by fire-breathing reptiles.