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Part of the Big Imaginations festival of theatre for children and families, 19 October – 5 November 2017

Based on the book by Eileen Brown, published by Walker Books Ltd

Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise – but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas… could you resist the sweet-smelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

A blend of physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create an intimate, magical production with audience participation. Come and share in the magical tangerine surprise!

11.30 & 13.30 performances have now sold out.

10:15-11:15 Paper- basket making

Get into the festival spirit with Art Cart! Free Arts and Crafts for ticket holders before the show!

Experience the festival in full! Children and families can get involved with arts and crafts at all 26 Big Imaginations venues in the North West, inspired by the performances. No need to book, just turn up and join in – all Art Cart activities are free for ticket holders. This is a drop-in session with limited availability, run on a first-come first-served basis

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“Vibrant performers.. Singing and stomping in Swahili rhythms”
“A short, sunshiny little show with a delicious citrus finish.” Critics’ Choice Time Out

“Short, sweet and highly imaginative… This is a beautiful, gentle and colourful piece… It’s a full-scale delight.”


35 minutes, no interval.


2 - 6 years


Audience members will be asked to sit on mats around the performers. Chairs are available for those who wish to use them.




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