Salisbury’s February half term includes Theatre Fest West, an annual celebration of work from the South West.
At Salisbury Playhouse, The Gingerbread Man (February 13 and 14) invites younger audiences to meet the bravest biscuit of all time! Suitable for age 3+, with no scary bits, The Gingerbread Man from popular theatre company Stuff and Nonsense combines puppetry with live action and great music.
A free drop-in craft session is at Salisbury Playhouse on Wednesday, February 14 between 12pm and 2pm to make and decorate a gingerbread man.
For older children, Journey to the Impossible (February 15) at Salisbury Playhouse is a coming-of-age quest, featuring epic songs, cinematic storytelling and hip-hop dance. Three go on an incredible adventure by means of bicycles, bandanas and neural space travel. The production is a homage to Jules Verne, 80s sci-fi films, and timeless adventure stories, for all the family.
Over at Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday, February `17, is Glisten, an interactive, intimate and unique performance for babies aged 0 to 18 months and their grown-ups – a gentle and immersive journey exploring the world of reflective materials wrapped up in a soundscape of evocative yet laid-back music.
Also at Salisbury Arts Centre is An Animated Experience with Matthew Dean, a two-day course for young people aged 10 and over. They can play with storyboarding, set design, camera angles and lighting to create a short animated film inspired by everyday surroundings.