Stories collected from around the world


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Join Chris Bostock, The Storyteller, on the first Saturday of the month to hear some of the stories he has collected from all around the world. Be ready to travel to the bottom of the sea or even to the stars, to meet interesting people, wonderful animals and see extraordinary sights. Perfect for 5 - 8 year-olds and their grown-ups!

Sat 6 Oct

Tales my mother told me

Chris is keen to share the stories he heard when he was much smaller. There’s the story of The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse, which even the Romans knew and Quackling from France, who was only a very small duck, but was still on his way to see the King. Oh and The Story that had no Ending!


*** Special half-term Storytelling for Under 5s on Sat 27 Oct - BOOK HERE ***


Sat 3 Nov

Monkey Business   

We’re off on a journey to Brazil and the rain forest today to meet a very naughty monkey, who is also very hungry nearly all the time. Oh Ho! there could be trouble coming. We’re going to need your help to make sure all the mangoes don’t get eaten!  

Sat 1 Dec  

Wintry Tales from around the world 

Wrap up warm because we’re off to Norway for a long chilly journey all the way to the East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Along the way you’ll have to watch out for several powerful women, a very ugly Troll and a big white bear. Once we set off on the journey there’ll be no turning back, so make sure you bring a warm scarf with you!


Spring 2019

Saturday 2 February

A Treasury of Stories

Will The King of the rats from Japan ever return from looking for the strongest thing in the whole wide world? What will happen to the King who had dirty feet? And what is hiding in the Treasure Box? It looks like a story never been told before!


*** Special half-term Storytelling for Under 5s on Sat 23 Feb - BOOK HERE ***


Sat 2 Mar

Stories from as far away India

Listen very carefully to the story of the Raja who ate too much - it has an awful ending. But when you know the story of the old lady and the big Bambuthia, you’ll know that things can work out fine in the end. If you like beautiful music, you’ll have to remember the story of the bird who sings to the Moon with her unforgettable song.

Sat 6 Apr

Be careful what you wish for!

There once was a lady who lived in a vinegar bottle. She was fed up, it was much too small, so she wished… well, if you want to know you’ll have to come and hear what happened. As for the little River Turtle, his mother told him to stay close while she was resting. But do you think he stayed was he was, or did he want to explore? Look out little turtle, Coyote’s about!    

Sat 4 May

Tree Cheers

Trokki tortoise had a wonderful dream that there was a tree growing in the middle of the jungle with every kind of fruit growing on it. Could it be true? Only Grandmother Koko will know, we’ll have to ask her. Oh no! This could mean a long journey - but not as long a journey as the girl who hid in the cherry tree went on.

Sat 1 Jun

By the light of the sun and moon

Peter Patch picked his packs of seeds to propagate: parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, peppers, parsley and (you’ll never guess) peas! The sun shone and all was well until on the picking day there were pinched! Trouble! Can 'eter find who 'inched his 'eas? Another boy in Africa went all the way to the sun to sort out his problems, while Jack in England has to deal with boggart in his garden by the light of the sun and the light of the moon.


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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 within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.