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Gnome and genie take centre stage for new children's theatre

Redditch Editorial 7th Jun, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

TWO STORIES – one about a selfish genie and another about a hapless gnome who knows nothing about gardening – will be told in Redditch and Hanbury.

The Meanest Genie by Carla Buckley and Little Green Fingers by Tristan Harris will be staged in the upstairs room of the Palace Theatre at 6.30pm on Friday (June 13) and at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre the following Saturday and Sunday (June 20 and 21).

Those performances start at 1pm.

The Meanest Genie follows poor little Mel as she encounters the meanest genie in the world. Instead of granting her wishes, he twists them for his own amusement and turns them into horrible spells. Can this mean genie turn good?

Little Green Fingers follows the tale of a hapless gnome Neville who can’t keep a garden at all. His flowers are dying and are being overtaken by nasty weeds. Can he overcome his enemy Captain Weed with the help of Freda, the friendly fairy?

The new and original pieces of children’s theatre, being staged by Big Frog Productions, promise plenty of fun for all the family.

Tickets for the Palace Theatre performance are £6.75, £3.75 for discounts, and £19 for a family.

To book contact the box office on 01527 65203.

Tickets for the outdoor performance at the Jinney Ring, which include afternoon tea, are £12.75 for adults (£7.50 concessions) and £35 for a family ticket.

To book, call 01527 821272.

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