Lots of family fun served up for the half term

THE Hawth has three treats in store for families looking for some half term fun - crazy clowning, mad hatters and even a cat who saves the day.

Wednesday, 16th February 2011, 9:23 am

On Thursday, February 24 at 6.30pm, those crazy Ukrainians from Paperworld are back. Mimirichi return to The Hawth with new show, Plastic Fantastic.

“Fast-paced physical comedy, hilarious slapstick and buckets of mayhem, nothing compares to the pure joy that is Mimirichi,” says Hawth spokeswoman Lorraine Gould.

“Plastic Fantastic includes mind-blowingly original origami that can turn a pile of coloured cellophane into almost anything, physical horseplay, quick-fire mime and downright silliness.

These clowns are Ukrainian, unique, utterly bonkers and guaranteed to thrill the whole family.

“The next day (Fri Feb 25) at 4pm The Hawth Studio plays host to Oxfordshire Theatre Company’s brand-new musical version of Alice In Wonderland for children aged six plus.

“Inquisitive Alice leads audiences down the rabbit hole into a mysterious wonderland of the imagination to discover curious creatures, puzzling people and unravel marvellous mathematical mysteries.

“The show combines puppetry, song and dance to create a world where nothing is quite as it seems and you never know who’ll pop up next!

“Finally children aged four plus can look forward to The Mousehole Cat in The Studio on Saturday, February 26, 11am. Inspired by an old folk legend of the Cornish village of Mousehole, where a brave cat and an old fisherman battle a storm that has been raging for weeks this delightful show is based on the award-winning book by Antonia Barber and Nicola Bayley.

“The tale is brought to life by carved wooden puppets, coloured shadows, live music, song and a beautiful set.”

To book call The Hawth box office on 01293 553636 or visit www.hawth.co.uk.