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An illustration from the book Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

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Overview

A Little Angel Theatre, The Lowry and Rose Theatre co-production 

 

Based on the original book Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book – written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Charlie loves reading.  Especially books about pirates.  But his sister hates it – it’s boring!  Can Charlie convince her that reading is fun?  Perhaps if she read a book about a pirate, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading a book about a knight…  

Come and delve into a range of books with Charlie Cook, brought to life with puppetry and enchanting songs, and perhaps you will be able to help his sister discover the wonderful world inside a book… 

 

★★★★ ‘A charming musical’ WhatsOnStage 

★★★★ ‘Intimate yes ambitious children’s show about the joy of reading with exquisite and playful puppets’ The Stage 

★★★★ ‘Filled with music, dance and wonderfully creative puppet magic’ Time Well Spent Magazine 

 

Text © Julia Donaldson 2005    

Illustrations © Axel Scheffler 2005  

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books © 2005 

 

Running time

60 mins

Venue

Stage 1

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RH

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Trailer

Age Guidance

For ages 3-8

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Cast

Pierre Hanson-Johnson

Pierre Hanson-Johnson - Charlie

Freya Stephenson

Freya Stephenson - Issy

Georgie Samuels

Mum - Georgie Samuels

Creative Team

Adapted by Barb Jungr and Samantha Lane  

Director – Samantha Lane 

Composer/Lyrics – Barb Jungr 

Set/Costume Design – Ellie Mills 

Puppet Designer – Maia Kirkman-Richards  

Lighting Designer – Sherry Coenen  

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.

STEP FREE ACCESS

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.

TOILETS

We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).

ASSISTANCE

One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

BOOKING COMPANION SEATING

To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at boxoffice@northernstage.co.uk or by visiting our Box Office in person.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

More Information

To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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