Festive New Year performance from Monkey Trousers

December 23 2015

CHRISTMAS isn’t quite yet over for Monkey Trousers Theatre, as it gets set to host a fun-filled festive performance in the New Year.

CHRISTMAS isn’t quite yet over for Monkey Trousers Theatre, as it gets set to host a fun-filled festive performance in the New Year.  

The loveable green puppet Mr Gotalot, and his shop which sells everything, will be taking centre stage at the Kelvin Players studio once again, with shows running every Sunday from January 10-24.

Monkey Trousers Theatre swung onto the scene at the beginning of 2015, establishing theatrical sitcom shows for local children, revolving around Mr Gotalot.

The Bishopston mums behind the company, Charlotte Whitten and Fran Lewis, have been heartened by the response to their first three shows, The Pants of Power, The Snot Rocket and The Chinchilla Thriller, which feature themselves as Sidney the shop assistant and Mr Gotalot, and Ms Barnet the meddling landlady, respectively.

Their upcoming show is called ‘Santa School’ and tells the story of a grumpy dwarf, Muggins, who has travelled to Mr Gotalot’s shop from the North Pole.

He is not very good at his lessons, and the other elves are mean to him, so he is after something to help him pass his exams – but does Mr Gotalot have what he needs? Or will Ms Barnet’s evil scheme involving a bulldozer finally come to fruition?

Children will be able to find out for themselves when Monkey Trousers performs its production later this month.

Performances will be on January 10, 17 and 24, at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm at the Kelvin Players Studio Theatre, 253b Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NY. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

Tickets are £7 each for ages 3 and above (babies on laps are free), or £25 for a family of four.

It is recommended that tickets are booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are available online at the Tobacco Factory box office www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com or by phoning 0117 902 0344.

For more information, please visit www.monkeytrouserstheatre.com.

The show lasts approximately 45 minutes, and is suitable for children aged three to nine.