Mini theatre goers can finally get their hands ready to applaud the return of live theatre to indoor auditroiums as Covid restrictions begin to be lifted and the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) has an exciting line-up of much needed and long-awaited-for entertainment including several family-friendly shows.

Julia Donaldson’s wondrous tale of wanderlust, The Snail and the Whale, will be brought to life on stage by Tall Stories on July 24th (2pm and 4.30pm) and July 25th (11am and 2pm).

The heart-warming adventure recommended for age 4+, sees an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father reimagine the story of the tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world. The sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale and the pair’s amazing journey is brought to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs as their tale proves that even the tiniest creature’s efforts can be hugely effective.

If you have older readers who are fans of the Terry Deary series Horrible Histories then they too can enjoy seeing the tales of Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Vivtorians come to life on stage on August 25th (1.30pm and 4pm).

“Are you ready to swing with a Georgian king? Can you see eye to eye with Admiral Nelson? Does the Duke of Wellington get the boot? Dare you dance the Tyburn jig? Will you be saved by Florence Nightingale? Find out what a baby farmer did and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!”

Both those shows indoor shows will, of course, be Covid-restrictions compliant (and “if the situation changes and the roadmap to recovery is delayed ticket bookers will be offered full refunds for affected events and offered to rebook if events need to be rescheduled”), but it is still the summer too and culture seekers who are also fans of picnics can grab a blanket and enjoy theatre in the fresh air at the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC).

Supported by the Culture Recovery Fund, LPAC and the IBCC have teamed up to provide a Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 22nd. Highlights will include The Three Muskateers by Morgan & West (Winners of Penn & Teller Fool Us!), pop-up performances and storytelling by the much-loved Rhubarb Theatre to small family groups in the marquee, family-focused Bomber Command workshops and more activities yet to be announced.

Also on:
July 15: Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker with his stand-up comedy show I AM 10,000 celebrating numbers, words and life itself.
September 3: Comedian Jenny Eclair confronts a new decade of decrepitude in Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
September 3 (at the IBCC): The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
September 11 (at the IBCC): Folk, roots and acoustic music will be celebrated in a Folk Festival.

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