Films and shows to keep children entertained at theatre this spring

A great selection of films and live shows will keep your young ones entertained this spring at Berwick Maltings.

Friday, 5th April 2019, 13:55 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 15:14 pm

The first two events of the month will have you soaring high as your young ones enjoy the magical fantasy lands of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Tim Burton’s take on the Disney classic Dumbo.

Dreamwork’s third installment of the How To Train Your Dragon series comes with a much more mature tone than its predecessors. When Toothless discovers his untamed female counterpart, he is distracted from Hiccup and the dragon utopia he created. But when danger strikes the village Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve ever known to save each of their kinds.

Undated film still handout from How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Pictured: Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) on Toothless. See PA Feature SHOWBIZ Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation. All Rights Reserved. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature SHOWBIZ Film Reviews.

See it from Saturday, April 6, to Thursday, April 11.

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The star-studded live action remake of the 1941 classic Dumbo boasts big names such as Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton, who bring the well-loved character back to life this Easter with lots of fun, mystery and adventure. Dumbo is at The Maltings from Friday, April 12, to Friday, April 19.

On Saturday, April 27, Northern Ballet is back with another children’s ballet, Puss in Boots. Join Puss and his owner Jack as they go on an adventure, meeting a group of lovable friends and even coming face to face with royalty.

The next film is perfect for young ones and the young at heart. Detective Pikachu will take us back to the days of Pokémon trading cards in the playground and the classic cartoon series. Ryan Reynolds embodies the witty detective as he embarks on an adventure to find out what happened to his former partner Harry Goodman, along with the help of Goodman’s son, Tim. Detective Pikachu is at The Maltings from Sunday, April 26.

There are also two productions from the Maltings Youth Theatre and Junior Youth Theatre.

First up in May, The Maltings Youth Theatre presents Gregory’s Girl – a captivating stage adaption of the classic film, taking you back to the sounds, styles and banter of the ‘80s for this painfully funny, teenage comedy about young love. Gregory’s Girl is in the Henry Travers Studio from Thursday, May 9, to Saturday May 11.

The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre continues the fun with Wendy Payn’s adaptation of Peter Pan. Take a magical adventure to Never Never Land with Peter and Tinkerbell. A tropical island with mischievous lost kids, wily pirates led by Captain Hook and some very fishy mermaids – what more could you want? It will be brought to life with a cast of over 50 local children on Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15.