This year World Book Day has the theme ‘share a story’ and to celebrate, the first 100 tickets sold for the spring show today (March 7) will bag the great bargain.
Popular touring theatre group, Quantum Theatre, will be performing a classic, much loved family favourite of ‘The Wind in the Willows’, by author Kenneth Grahame. This favourite story is a touching and enchanting tale of friendship, mishap and mayhem and will be live in Dosthill Park on Sunday, June 16, a perfect setting for this wildlife adventure.
Normal ticket prices are: Adults: £8 Concessions/children: £6 Family: £25 (2 adults 2 children under 16) and under 2s free. But on March 7 for one day only, you can purchase tickets at £5 per person.
Children under the age of two get in free of charge but still need a ticket. All tickets must be booked in advance as there will be no door sales on the day.
The live performance is guaranteed to entertain audiences; making it a must-see for this spring. People of all ages will be able to enjoy and indulge in famous quotes such as: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats…”
The story follows friends Mole, Ratty and Badger on their mad-cap adventures. Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There’s boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad. What more could such firm friends wish for? But after Toad’s latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels?
The show is recommended for children of all ages and their families and lasts for 1hour 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
The discount for this wonderful and heart-warming production is automatic when booking online on March 7. You can also book via the box office or phone and the discount will apply across all sales channels.
Tickets are available from the Tamworth Arts and Events website at www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk or in person from Tamworth Information Centre in Marmion House, Lichfield Street, or by calling the Box Office on 01827 709618. A transaction fee of £1 is payable on all online and telephone bookings.
Cllr John Chesworth, Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: “This lovely family production is based on a favourite children’s classic. Dosthill Park has become a popular venue for annual outdoor theatre performances and I’m delighted that this story will be showcased live for families to enjoy, perfect for a summers afternoon. As the show is bringing to life one of the most popular stories of all time, we thought we’d celebrate it with the World Book Day offer.”
World Book Day sees children celebrating books and reading in a number of ways, often including going into school dressed up as their favourite story characters. More information can be found at: www.worldbookday.com