Bollington Arts Centre
17th November 2019
Further information phone 0161 225 4680 or email

Free Open Afternoon

Bollington Festival Music Theatre

Sunday 17 November    2-4 pm

An event open to all members of the public but especially to children ages 8 to 12 and their families.

Just turn up on the day! Please note that children need to be accompanied throughout by an adult.

The afternoon will include:

  • An introduction to our current members, musicians and the sound and lighting crew
  • A short history of the Music Theatre, illustrated with pictures from previous shows
  • A performance of *Selina by current members, with costumes, lighting and live music
  • Free juice and biscuits!
  • A chance to join in some drama activities and circle games
  • An illustrated introduction to the next show, **Dr Johnson I presume!
  • A chance to contribute ideas for the script of Dr Johnson I presume!
  • A chance to sign up for reminders about rehearsals restarting in January 2020.

*Selina is a tale based on Scottish folklore. A selkie (seal) and a girl are ill-treated and bullied by everyone because they are different. Both think they’re like Cinderella and both dream of marrying the wrong handsome prince. Can magic help them swap places?

**Dr Johnson I presume! is based on a true story of a boy who lived 300 years ago. Samuel Johnson almost died as a baby, and grew up lame. Samuel could read at the age of three, worked his way through every book in his father’s shop, and often shouted out long words from them in the street. Despite this, he had many friends. Some gave him piggybacks to school to save him from being late and a beating from the cruel headmaster. Samuel lived to a ripe old age, compiled a famous dictionary full of long words, and became a celebrity. He always stood up for anyone less fortunate – like Molly Leigh who everyone said was a witch…

Ideas from children at the open afternoon will be included in the script.

Samuel Johnson lived in Lichfield, and today that city boasts a brilliant young band called Wildfire Folk. The Music Theatre is delighted that they’ll be sharing the stage with us at St Oswald’s Church in a free event on Sunday March 29 2020.

Further information phone 0161 225 4680 or email


Bollington Arts Centre
Wellington Road
Bollington, SK10 5JR

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01625 573863

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John Minister


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