Puppet show treat for families

A scene from Chicken Licken.
A scene from Chicken Licken.

Families and young children can experience a theatrical treat this Easter, with the barnyard tale, Chicken Licken, being staged in three community venues.

 The show, performed by DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre, will be at Horden Youth & Community Centre, Greenhills Centre in Wheatley Hill and Trimdon Station Community Centre.

 Performed by veteran puppeteer Adam Bennett, Chicken Licken is a one-person show based on the much-loved Ladybird book, which is brought to life with shadow and rod puppetry.

 This series of performances are presented as part of East Durham Creates Cultural Hubs Programme in association with ARC Stockton.

 As a Creative People and Places project funded by Arts Council England, East Durham Creates aims to get more people involved in arts.

 Nikki Locke, Head of East Durham Creates said: “We’ve been working with a range of cultural partners, like ARC to build on and support the existing arts activity in East Durham. The Cultural Hubs programme is a really exciting part of this plan - working closely with community venue managers who are choosing what they think will work in their area.”

 ARC Stockton is working with six venues, which also includes Castle Eden Village Hall and Shotton and Blackhall and community centres.

 To find out what other live shows are planned this year, go to www.eastdurhamcreates.co.uk/event-directory

Chicken Licken will be staged today at 11am and 2pm at Horden Youth & Community Centre; tomorrow, 10.30am at Greenhills Centre,Wheatley Hill; Thursday , April 7, 1pm at Trimdon Station Community Centre, Station Road East, Trimdon Station.