Story Explorers: Fantastical Forests In association with Nottingham Playhouse

The Magnificent Spiegeltent, Nottingham

Saturday 4th May 2019 10:00am

No age restriction

Maximum of 6 tickets
General Admission - 1 child aged 2-5 and up to 2 accompanying adults

£4.40 inc. booking fee

£4.00 face value

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Playful and interactive storytelling adventures for children aged 2 - 5 and their families!

A magical storytelling journey for you and your little one, in association with Nottingham Playhouse.

Through puppetry, music and sensory play Story Explorers will unleash your child’s imagination and take them on an exciting storytelling adventure. Join us as we head deep into the forest – what woodland creatures will we find?

Originally commissioned by Inspire Culture and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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  • Market Square
    Nottingham
    UK

Venue Information

  • Known for their wild and decadent ambiance, Spiegeltents are exquisite pop-up venues that suit an eclectic performance programme.
    Literally translated as ‘mirror tent’, Spiegeltents were originally built in Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The magnificent round tent is made of dark wood with intricately carved panels, stained glass windows, bevelled mirrors and an impressive draped ceiling. The boothed seating that lines the edges makes way for a grand dance floor with an in-built stage where performers such as Marlene Dietrech famously sung ‘Falling in Love Again’ in a Spiegeltent in Paris in the 1930’s.

    Nottingham’s traditional Goose Fair would see folk travel from far and wide to celebrate the end of harvest and pick up a Goose (or two) which were driven annually across the fens from Norfolk. Whilst as far as we know Spiegeltents were never hosted at the Goose Fair of old, entertainment was a significant feature of the event, both in the ale houses around Old Market Square and surrounding streets and in freak shows across the fair, where you could have expected to see literally anything from The smallest child in the world to The Yorkshire Giant Brothers, despite usually being an elaborate illusion from enterprising showmen.

    The Salon Perdu is one of a handful of the unique and legendary tents left in the world today; it has spent its life travelling the world from New York to Sydney, and since 2015 annually to Nottingham, as a small part of the Goose Fair returns to its spiritual home of Old Market Square.

    If you are booking multiple transactions please email customerservices@gigantic.com with your reference numbers to have additional postage charges refunded