Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre has announced its spring season featuring a homecoming ahead of an international tour, internationally-acclaimed dance and plenty to entertain even the youngest in the family.
Fresh from a five star, award-winning Edinburgh Fringe run, their co-production with KETCHUP productions and Richard Jordan productions, Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me returns for three nights only on Thursday February 2 to Saturday February 4.
This twisted coming-of-age story blends pitch black humour and heartache by acclaimed Yorkshire writer Philip Stokes. Catch it at its home venue before it sets off on a national and international tour.
Renowned dance-circus company Motionhouse bring their first ever work made specifically for children and families to Huddersfield on Saturday April 22 for their only Yorkshire tour date.
In Starchitects, five children dream of reaching the moon from their bedroom. Audiences join them as they plan and fulfil their daring mission.
Leeds writer Ben Tagoe’s new show Better Days on Tuesday March 7 reflects on the house music revolution in the early 90s. This is going to be a night like no other, where the Cellar Theatre transforms into a nightclub, for a standing audience to watch this brand-new piece of gig theatre filled with the best tunes of the era.
The spring season features a string of high-profile family performances perfect to entertain even the littlest ones. This includes visits from Northern Ballet with Ugly Duckling on Sunday February 19 and Opera North with Mini Vixen on Saturday February 11, making their artforms accessible for babies and toddlers.
And everyone’s favourite picture books will be brought to life in The Smartest Giant on January 19-21 and Zog on March 28-30.
Becky Atkinson, chief executive of the Lawrence Batley Theatre, said: “I am thrilled to present our next season, absolutely packed with shows for everyone.
“Our programme champions the best local talent and brings world class performances to you, in your own town. Everything in the programme has tickets available for less than £20, offering our audience great value for money.”
Tickets for the spring season are now on sale. More information and tickets can be found at www.thelbt.org.