Enjoy some family affection this half term

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The People’s Theatre Company offers busy parents the chance to share a nice, warm hug with their youngsters this half term.

The company’s touring production of How The Koala Learnt To Hug is at Belshill Cultural Centre on Monday, October 17 at 2.30pm, and families who see the show can meet the creator, Steven Lee, and get a signed copy of the book from the show.

The show was written especially for parents to enjoy with their children and features a host of wild characters from down under, great stories, sing along songs and, of course, first class hugging.

Steven, who also wrote children’s favourites The Witch’s Bogey and Bink and The Hairy Fairy, has based the show on his beautiful collection of stories called How The Koala Learnt To Hug and Other Australian Fairytales.

He said: “It’s written from that family perspective of love and affection and sharing.

“We always develop our shows to have that broad, ‘Disney’ appeal, so while children love it, there is also going to be something enjoyable there for the adults as well.

“It’s all about creating work that families can enjoy together. We aim to make our work affordable and accessible so we are particularly pleased to be able to offer a signed copy of our book at a special low rate. Hopefully, this way, families can enjoy more warm hugs when they get home!”

The show is suitable for children aged four and up, with tickets costing £7 for adults, £6 for concessions and four for £22.

To book call the Belshill Cultural Centre box office on 01698 403120 or online at www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk.