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The former Blacks Shop Unit
Stoke-on-Trent United Kingdom
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Dear PLAY attendee. We look forward to welcoming you to the show. Look out for our front of house staff on Old Hall Street. We have had a message from Sator. Please read this out to everyone in your party. Children of Stoke a message for you I need your help and your big person too My name is Sator, I fell out of my land Now Im stuck in a shop and everythings bland I need to get back to my mum and my dad But I cant remember how and its making me sad If you can solve puzzles, games and clues Then meet me in Hanley, theres no time to lose! But Sssshhh its secret, no one knows Im here When the caretaker comes I just disappear Please come and find me, it will make my day Come to the old Blacks shop and be ready to PLAY!




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Enter a fantastical world and help Sator find her family and save her home.

B arts invites players aged 3-10 and their families to join an exciting mix of theatre and gaming!  Moving through a series of other-worldly spaces the audience will uncover clues to help Sator in her quest.

Tickets are limited to 30 per show so you can get close to the action and experience the sights, sounds, feel, and tastes of the story as it unfolds around you.

PLAY performances: IMPORTANT UPDATE
Early this morning a fire occurred in a unit adjacent to the PLAY performance space in the former Blacks unit on Old Hall Street. Though our venue was not affected Staffordshire Fire and Rescue are inspecting the whole area and so we have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone tomorrow (Weds) 2pm and 5:30pm shows.
The remainder of the shows this week: Thurs-Sat 2:00pm and 5:30pm daily will go ahead as planned. We have contacted ticket buyers for tomorrow and they are being re-booked. If you are already booked on a Thu-Sat show you do not need to do anything and we look forward to seeing you at the show.

What is PLAY?
It is a theatre performance that mixes gaming and theatre, to create an amazing experience for children aged 3-10 and their families.

WHAT IS THE STORY?
We cant tell you everything  that would spoil the surprises we have planned. But it starts with Sator falling through a hole from her world into Stoke-on-Trent. She needs the help of the audience to reunite her with her family and save her world. Theres a great sensory element to the show including things to taste (allergy-friendly) and even gentle rainfall.

WILL IT BE SCARY?
No its been designed with young children in mind. There are some snug and dim spaces. If youre worried please get in touch.

WHEN ARE THE PERFORMANCES?
From Weds Aug 2nd to Sat Aug 5th with performance at 2:00pm and 5:30pm each day. The performance lasts about an hour.

WHO IS PUTTING PLAY ON?
B arts  a local arts organisation who have been making theatre for families and young audiences for many years. Our most recent productions have been The Lost Post Office, which was on in Stoke-on-Trent in 2015 and 2014.

WHERE IS IT?
At the old Blacks shop unit at 8-10 Old Hall Street, Hanley, which was part of the old city centre East/West Precint. Its a few shops to the left of B & M Bargains. There are PLAY posters in the window.

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
£8.00 each for adults and children, with a family of four ticket for £30.00. One responsible adult must be with each party of under-elevens.

HOW DO I BOOK?
The easiest way is online at our website www.b-arts.org.uk . You can also ring us on 01782 848835 or email us at info@b-arts.org.uk

ARE THERE SEATS?
The action happens in and around the audience  youll be moving through the space and taking part in the action throughout the show. If you have any access needs email us at info@b-arts.org.uk or ring us on 01782 848835.

TOILETS
Please be aware there are no toilets onsite so please do try to go before you arrive. If theres a urgent need during the show a steward will direct you to the nearest facilities.

IVE GOT A YOUNG BABY
They are welcome but buggies will need to be parked.

IVE GOT A TEENAGER
Theyre welcome too and were sure they will get a lot out of it.

SHOULD I DRESS UP?
No need, its an old building and youll be moving around the space.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
Follow B arts on Facebook where they are posting regular updates about the show.

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Location

The former Blacks Shop Unit (View)
8 - 10 Old Hall Street, Hanley
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1QT
United Kingdom

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Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Holiday

Minimum Age: 0
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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