Put a smile on kids faces this half term at The Artrix

The grumpy cat, Sourpuss, arrives at Bromsgrove's Artrix Arts Centre on Wednesday 29 May, during May half-term.

A beautifully hand-crafted puppet show created by puppeteer, Lori Hopkins, Sourpuss is best suited for children aged between 3 and 8 years old and their families. It tells the story of a very grumpy, ginger cat who, when shut out of the house, feels lost and confused - but the beautiful garden soon intrigues him. 

Audiences are invited to watch Sourpuss on his journey of discovery and enjoy learning the secrets of the great outdoors. From buzzing bees to a chirpy robin, stinky rubbish and vibrant flowers this visual show is a feast for little eyes.

The forty-minute performance features string and shadow puppetry, original music and stunning design. This gentle and intimate show is the ideal family theatre experience for the May half-term holiday.

Young audience members are invited to come along at 12 noon to join in with a puppet making workshop where they can create their own shadow puppet based on one of the characters in the show – a cat, a robin or a bumblebee. The activity is £4 per child and is suitable for ages 3-8 years old with support and supervision from parents or carers.

Sourpuss is performed at 11am and 1.30pm on Wednesday 29 May, with the accompanying puppet making workshop at 12noon.
Tickets for this playful adventure are £8 each or £30 for a Family Ticket (4 people). 

For further information or to book tickets contact the Box Office on 01527 577 330, or visit artrix.co.uk.


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