Renowned children’s performer in Lancashire Libraries

An award-winning children’s performer will bring his brand new show to two Lancashire libraries in February.

Dominic Berry, known by his stage name Dommy B, will first perform “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” at Heysham Library on Wednesday 15 February at 1pm. He will then take the show, which is suitable for ages 5 and above, to The Harris Library, Preston on Thursday 16 February at 2pm.

Tickets for the performances can be booked directly from library staff or by emailing either heysham.library@lancashire.gov.uk or harris.library@lancashire.gov.uk.

Jamie has a big imagination. When a tiny bird lands in the forest, Jamie screams ‘WOLF!’ When the villagers see no wolf, they are not happy. Meanwhile, deep in the shadows between the trees, wolf eyes twinkle…

Adapted from Aesop’s fable and featuring live music, this is Dommy B’s fifth nationally touring show for children and families. He has performed his rhymes on Channel 4 and the BBC, including the CBeebies show ‘Rhyme Rocket’.

Dommy B is an internationally award-winning performance poet and workshop facilitator. working with both children and adults. His awards include winning New York’s infamous Nuyorican Poets Cafe Slam and Manchester Literature Festival’s Superheroes of Slam.

Speaking ahead of the Lancashire shows, Dommy B said:

“It’s been fantastic working with a team as experienced and skilful as Action Transport Theatre developing this show. Our team have been so motivated and inspired by sharing the early versions of the show during rehearsal time at schools around Greater Manchester.”

He added:

“So far children have loved it! There was one in particular that stood out for me. A young girl had a lot to say about how funny and exciting she’d found it all, much to the visible surprise of the other pupils. The teacher later told us the girl was incredibly shy and she had not once seen her so animated with so much to say in front of the whole class! That can be the power of theatre. Helping to bring people together. That’s why this is the best job in the world!”

Dommy B

Dominic Berry AKA Dommy B

“The Boy Who Cried Wolf” forms part of Spot On Lancashire’s spring season of touring, taking professional arts events to village halls and libraries across the county.

The Lancashire shows have been subsidised by Big Imaginations, a region-wide group of venues and promoters dedicated to bringing brilliant children’s theatre to the north west.

For more information on the show and how to book tickets, or to see the full Spot On spring season programme, visit www.spotonlancashire.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Sue Robinson by emailing hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk or calling 01254 660 360.