Worksop & Retford: Boy and bear are sailing into libraries this summer

Notts County Council and Spark Arts are presenting Boy and Bear in a Boat at Retford and Worksop libraries
Notts County Council and Spark Arts are presenting Boy and Bear in a Boat at Retford and Worksop libraries

This weekend, the curtains open for Notts Children’s Pop-Up Theatre in county libraries with the national debut performance of A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Stewart Melton, based on a book by Dave Shelton.

The County Council announced recently it had received £82,477 National Lottery funding through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts Libraries Fund to create the Children’s Pop-Up Theatre Project.

The council, in association with The Spark Arts for Children is touring the play at Notts libraries during the summer holidays before it is performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next month.

Bradley Foster and Ivan Stott will be starring as the Boy and the Bear in the new play.

The play is directed by Adel Al-Salloum whose experience is in creating theatre for children and young people and finding ways in which people of all ages and abilities can access great art.

We are looking forward to the first ever Children’s Pop-Up Theatre performances in our libraries and are pleased to present this brand new play specifically commissioned for libraries and communities of Notts.

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat is a funny, thoughtful and thrilling adventure for everyone aged five and older.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with The Spark to create and deliver such high quality drama for children in our libraries.

The play comes to Retford library next Wednesday from 2.30-3.30pm and Worksop library on Saturday 1st August from 11am-noon.

To book tickets contact library venues directly or visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/popuptheatre

For more information visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/popuptheatre/boybearboat