Adventures in Burnley Library

Burnley library will host three performances of a pop-up, interactive theatre show for children in April.

“The Adventures of Walter Lemonface”, from 154 Collective, will be performed at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm on Saturday 2 April.

The 20 minute shows, which are suitable for children aged three and above and their families will be free of charge but must be booked as there is limited capacity. Places can be booked directly with the library staff and are limited to 18 people for each performance.

Audiences are invited to join the brave adventurer, fearless inventor, master of disguise and connoisseur of carrots, Walter Lemonface, as he hunts for rhubarb ogres, battles spooky ghosts and swims the ocean with pirate crabs.

This is a 20 minute pop up adventure for kids and their grown ups. Every performance is different because the audience get to steer the course of the adventure as it develops.

Walter relies upon his audience to tell him what to do, what disguises to wear, what contraptions to build and where his adventures should take him next. Oh! And he has a head shaped a little bit like a lemon.

The show forms part of Spot On Lancashire’s spring season of touring that programmes professional arts events in rural venues and libraries across the county.

Speaking ahead of the shows, Spot On’s Sue Robinson, said:

“This is a lovely interactive show for young children and their families and by making it free we hope to make it accessible to as many people as possible. The last show we had at Burnley Library sold out though and as this is limited capacity we strongly advise booking early!”

The pop-up shows come ahead of the full 55-minute performance, which will be held at Burnley Arts Centre on Friday 3 June at 2pm. Tickets for that show can be booked by calling the centre on 01282 458655.