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LATITUDE FESTIVAL! 5 shows in 2 action-packed days: suncream, squirty cream & muddy wellies!

Monday 20th July 2015

Biff, Bash & Bosh had a brilliant time at Latitude festival! We had so much fun!

And a big Silly Train THANK YOU to everyone who came to see us!

 

Bash got MESSY with a double helping of CUSTARD ON HIS HEAD but...he got his own back when the children helped Bash SPLAT Biff with a million plates of SQUIRTY CREAM! Then Bosh SOAKED a very messy Biff & Bash with a giant WATER shooter… KER-SPLOSH!!!!

 

In the evenings, we slept in tents... Bash SnoooooooOORED his head off!!!!! Biff cooked breakfast on a campfire.....and Bosh made friends with a PINK SHEEP called Baaaaaaaabara!

 

We met tons of lovely people – families, musicians, singers, puppeteers, craft makers, poets, actors, comedians, PINK SHEEP, dancers in FEATHERS & SEQUINS, elves, pixies..... and was that a unicorn we saw in the woods?...

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BIG SMILES ALL ROUND! School Visit - Strathmore School

Sunday 12th July 2015

We spent a wonderfully fun morning performing our show to the primary children of Strathmore  School in Richmond. It was lovely to see the children, (who all have learning difficulties, especially autism) responding to the fun characters, with lots of them joining in with the actions. 

 

It really is a lovely school - everyone was so friendly and welcoming and we are thrilled to have been asked to go back in the Autumn to deliver workshops and other performances.

 

With special thanks for all her help to Sarah Hurtado, deputy head

 

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'Amazing! Really high energy and so great to see so many kids taking part!'

- Will, teaching assistant

 

'Really interactive - best show we have seen so far!'

- Zofia, teaching assistant

 

'In 3 years I've never seen the kids be focussed for so long!'

- Bronwyn, teacher

 

'I thought it was brilliant because it was so funny.  I loved all of it!' 

- Rosie, Year 5 pupil

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Meadlands Primary School Summer Fair

Sunday 5th July 2015

On Saturday 4th July, we were invited to perform at Meadlands Primary School Summer Fair, which had so many fun things to see and do.  To mention just a few, we were spoilt for choice with activities; there was a bouncy castle, balloon races, a football and table tennis tournament, stalls, tombolas, face painting, and of course, the brilliant Meadlands Got Talent!

 

It was a baking hot day, and we performed in the playground and it was so lovely to see so many children joining in with the singing and dancing in the show – not to mention the many volunteers to put cream in Biff’s face and custard on Bash’s head!

 

During the show, as well as Biff, Bash and Bosh, the very friendly and enthusiastic audience met some giant vegetables, Luigi big brain, the naughty waiter, the rude customer, the sad shopkeeper, Kevin the invisible mouse, and lots of other funny characters!

 

Thank you to Mrs Alex Colclough: Deputy Head teacher & Carrie Boulton, Friends of Meadlands and organising such a brilliant day!

 

Thank you for having us!

 

We asked some of the audience what they thought of the show....

 

‘Dedicated, professional performers who put on a really fun show!’

Will, Dad

 

'I loved pretending to be the giant vegetables, my favourite was the big grumpy potato!’     Josh, 5

 

‘My 7 year old was transfixed!’ 

Carrie, Mum

 

  'I loved doing the actions!'      

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Sooooo EXCITED! We're Going to Latitude Festival!

Monday 15th June 2015

Silly Train Theatre are excited to announce that this July we will be performing at LATITUDE FESTIVAL and we will be performing in the Kids Area Outdoor Show Space and the Enchanted Garden as part of the family entertainment.

 

Latitude is a wonderful festival that has it all - music, comedy, theatre, dance, not to mention a great family entertainment section, which is where we’ll be!

 

The festival runs from Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th July 2015 and is in Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk.

 

Sooooo excited - Can’t wait!

 

Watch this space for updates as we get ready for the festival…..

 

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Royal Marsden Hospital Certificate of Thanks - Silly Train Theatre

The Royal Marsden Children's Hospital

Thursday 2nd April 2015

In March, SILLY TRAIN THEATRE visited the children's section of the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital, and we were proud to perform our popular show 'Biff! Bash! Bosh!' to some of the young patients on the children's ward.

 

Tanya Turner, the Play Specialst at The Royal Marsden Hospital presented us with a certificate of thanks, later writing:

'...We truly appreciate your dedication and enthusiasm for making it such a special and wonderful day for the children, entertaining them with your show Biff! Bash! Bosh!...The children were thrilled by your visit, which raised plenty of smiles!'

 

All of us at SILLY TRAIN THEATRE were very privileged to be able to make some very ill girls and boys smile.

 

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