New family-friendly show set to take centre stage at Leeds Central Library’s Room 700 this Christmas: princessandthesprout-699816.png

26 Nov 2018

New family-friendly show set to take centre stage at Leeds Central Library’s Room 700 this Christmas

An exciting family-friendly pop-up theatre show for ages 3-8 is all set to light up a popular Leeds Library arts-space next month.

Created by local theatre company Wrongsemble, and generously supported by Arts Council England, ‘The Princess and the Sprout’ at Leeds Central Library’s ‘Room 700’ promises to be a production that will offer no ordinary Christmas treat to its audience. Bursting with brilliant original live music, magical characters and Wrongsemble’s much-loved mischievous humour, each show will be rounded off with a free interactive ‘stay and play’ session with the cast on stage.

Directed by Wrongsemble’s Artistic Director Elvi Piper and designed by Antony Jones, the piece will be devised by the company of northern-based talent – Rosie Fox, Edith Kirkwood and Russell Richardson bringing a modern festive twist to a range of favourite fairytales.

The show has been designed to allow a wide a range of Leeds’ families to experience this magical festive production with the company staging two Relaxed Performances, BSL Interpreted shows, and offering heavily subsidised tickets throughout the run at £5 for Children/Concessions, £7 Adults, and a family of four ticket for a mere £20.

Running from Friday 7 December until Monday 31st December 2018, the production will also offer as part of its programme to ensure that as many families as possible have the chance to enjoy the performance, two Relaxed Performances and BSL Interpreted shows.

Tickets are priced at £5 for Children/Concessions, £7 Adults, with a family of four ticket available for £20.

To book tickets, please see:

A glimpse of the production’s trailer can also be seen here:

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive member for communities said:

“We are very excited to be hosting this very special production of the ‘The Princess and the Sprout’ by local theatre company Wrongsemble in our very own Room 700 at Leeds Central Library.

“This promises to be a fantastic show for all the family to enjoy in the run up to and over the festive period, and will also include as part of its programme, two Relaxed Performances and BSL Interpreted Shows. With interest set to be high, we would urge people to book their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Notes to editors:

Room 700:

Located on the first floor of Leeds Central Library, ‘Room 700’, which through its name pays homage to the 700 section in the Dewey Decimal Classification system where a book on the arts in any library can be found, offers somewhere where people of all ages and interests can enjoy a diverse range of activities and events. Featuring in Room 700 throughout the year are exhibitions, talks and family-friendly events that will sit aside a tailored programme providing visitors with the chance to discover new authors and celebrate literature and the published word.

To find out more regarding Room 700, please see:

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