If you are looking for an affordable festive treat for the children this Christmas look no further then B-Arts in Stoke for their adorable show, “The Lost Post Office“ – says Baba’s Reviewer MEL OSBORNE
The show is an immersive theatre experience which is brilliant for young children who may struggle with sitting still in a traditional theatre experience. With immersive theatre the audience becomes part of the show and it is a great way to engage young minds and educate them.
Directed by Susan Clarke this is a beautiful addition to the festive season.
The performance starts in the café area of B- Arts where we are greeted by our Tour Guides – Kath (Kath Stanway) Jess (Jessica Simm) and Cynthia (Cynthia Coady).
These larger-than-life characters introduce us to the start of our tour around “The Lost Post Office.”
We are taken to meet the staff at the sorting office and our adventure begins…The post office workers are worried about their jobs, the post office general has sent a letter saying they need to start meeting targets…line manager Martin has a plan though – he has a letter to deliver and he gives it to the tour guides to post.
But who is he and where does he live?
There are many secrets in this show, and there is worrying talk about a bear! The performance, although suitable for all ages, is very child centred and there are no scary bits but lots of fun surprises.
B-Arts is a charitable organisation, and their shows always promote social awareness and prompts discussions on how we can make the world a better place. The show is a triumph as they once again take a warehouse and transform it into something completely amazing. The scenery and props are inspired and the attention to detail was commendable. At one point in the adventure, I felt like I was in a rainforest!
The show is interactive and towards the end there are activities the children can get involved in which will keep them engaged and entertained. However, it may be educational, but it certainly isn’t boring and there is a lot of silliness to be had. All the characters are very likeable – even a slightly grumpy dragon!
As it is based at a warehouse it is advisable that you wear a sturdy pair of shoes and a good coat. There is disabled access and accessible performances are available. The show is just over an hour long but is just the right amount of time for young children and there is so much to see.
“The Lost Post Office” is a glorious treat for anyone fancying an adventure this Christmas. It is an
exciting trail with an important message to take home.
More details HERE (Play runs until Saturday 17 December 2022)