Panto chintz lost its charm? Looking for an alternative festive theatre fix?

Then look no further than award-winning Bedtime Stories, opening this week at Dartington Live.

Going to the theatre this December doesn't have to mean dreary double-entendre from a wise-cracking dame and time-honored bits of squeaky-clean cross-dressing. If you are fatigued by the cliches of panto and the chintz has lost its charm, look no further than Bedtimes Stories, opening this Friday, Dec 6th for a limited time at spectacular Dartington Hall, Devon.

Bedtime stories is the award-winning, smash hit children's theatre piece by pioneering circus company, Upswing. Described by theatre stalwart, Lyn Gardner as a "charming show (that) celebrates the place that bedtime stories have in a happy family life and why parents also benefit from the power of dreaming", the performance is a hybrid of circus and storytelling, which features a hard-pressed mother, her daughter who is reluctant to go to sleep at night and the daughter’s invisible friend, Three, who takes her on night-time adventures into the realm of the imagination.

A combination of theatre, ariel circus, and acrobatics, Bedtime Stories allows the audience to snuggle down in duvets, switch off the outside world and be transported to the fantastical land of Nod as imagined by Upswing's inspiring Artistic Director, Vicki Amedume.

Tickets and dates are limited so booking essential + listen here to Upswing's Artistic Director, Vicki Amedume talking about the future of circus on Monocle 24 Sunday Brunch

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