Room on the Broom
Time Out Critics’ Choice and winner of four stars from The Sunday Times, Room on the Broom sweeps into Cambridge Arts Theatre this month. Tall Stories have adapted Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-beloved book, creating a dazzling, musical, theatrical experience for anyone aged 3 and over. How many friends can the witch fit on her broomstick? And what happens when a hungry dragon is added into the mix? Runs 5-9 May, various times. All tickets are £12.50.
South Suffolk Show
Classic cars, animals, tractors, craft stalls and a well-stocked food hall… what more could you want from a day out? A funfair? Well, there’s one of those too. On 10 May, head over to Ampton Racecourse, near Bury St Edmunds, for the South Suffolk Show – one of the leading agricultural events in the region. We’re keen to find out more about The Polly Parrots Roadshow and there’ll be entertainment too from the East Anglia Border Terrier Club (who knew there was one?). Adult tickets are from £8; children £5. The showground is open from 8.30am.
Calling all kids! Futuretron needs your help. In 1974 (ages ago, ask your dad), a manned mission was sent into space searching for inhabitable planets. Shuttle X27-40 indicates that they’ve found one. The astronauts on board have been woken from hypersleep in order to set about creating a new civilization – which is where they need you. If mankind had to start from scratch on a new planet, what rules would you put in place? What would you eat, what would be the national anthem, and what would your new world be called?
A live, highly intelligent computer will lead this interactive event in which teams will share ideas and come up with a plan for the future of their new planet. It’s suitable for ages 7-12 and is strictly for kids only – because sometimes the biggest ideas come from the smallest people. Takes place 10 May, Cambridge Junction at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Tickets £9.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Feathery fun at the Mumford Theatre in Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! This delightfully daft family show sees a bus driver leave the audience in charge of his vehicle under one condition: don’t let the pigeon take the wheel. When said pigeon is cunning, charming and persuasive, that’s easier said than done. Featuring songs and audience participation, it was written by Emmy Award-winning Mo Willems, animator for Sesame Street and creator of numerous Cartoon Network shows. 11.30am and 2.30pm, 2 May. Tickets £7.50.