Children’s half-term theatre at Barton’s Ropery Hall

By admin |

Tucked In Productions are returning to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall during May’s half-term holidays with their latest children’s play, The Golden Cowpat.


Brought to the Maltkiln Road venue by the children’s arts charity, ST-ART, the production is a colourful tale about a naughty cow and her magical, golden cowpats.

“The play is told through catchy original folk music and breathtaking storytelling,” said ST-ART co-ordinator Janine Knight.  “It will delight both young and old alike.”

She explained the play was set on Hector’s run down farm and he and his naughtiest cow Betty are led on an adventure across the magical land of Mandari where they meet the greedy mayor, the mysterious Mackie McKee and Wise Old Mr Dude who warns them of the dangers of a great fortune.

“This is an amusing and moving tale of temptation, greed and friendship where the audience can join in with the catchy songs, bid for a Golden Cowpat in a hilarious auction and even choose the story’s ending,” Janine went on.

The play is suitable for children aged four years and over along with their families and is being staged on Friday, May 31, at 11am and 2pm in Ropery Hall.  Tickets cost £4 for adults and £3 for children and can be booked by calling 01652 660380 or calling in at the Craft Gallery.

The recent production, the Noisy Oyster’s The Three Billy Pigs, which ST-ART staged during the Easter Holidays attracted an audience of nearly 80 young people and their families.

Latest News


Children’s half-term treat at Ropery Hall

A children’s theatre half-term treat is in store next month at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall as Leeds based LittleMighty theatre company bring its production, Horace and the Yeti to the Maltkiln Road venue. Starring Jack Dean, who also wrote the play, and Amie George, Horace and the Yeti is an eco-adventure for young people and their familie... (more...)
By janetuplin |

Arts Award young people take initiative during summer holidays

Young people taking part in the Arts Awards run at Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk have taken the initiative for activities during the summer holidays. On Sunday August 6 those completing their Bronze Awards planned an activity for the annual Barton Town Council’s Picnic in the Park. As ST-ART project co-ordinator Janine Knight explained: “... (more...)
By janetuplin |

Week of creative activity during summer holidays

A week of creative activity for young people, organised by the children’s charity ST-ART, is being held in Barton upon Humber during the summer holidays. Trained Arts Award Advisor and ST-ART co-ordinator Janine Knight, along with specialist artists, will be running the activities based on creative activity with an environmental theme. Between Mo... (more...)
By janetuplin |

Alice In Wonderland theme of 10th anniversary Barton Christmas Festival Lantern Parad

Barton upon Humber’s annual Lantern Parade celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and turns to the Lewis Carroll children’s classic, Alice in Wonderland, for its theme. The Lantern Parade, sponsored by Barton Christmas Festival organisers Barton Town Council, and undertaken by the children’s art charity,ST-ART,  is looking at making chara... (more...)
By richardhatfield |

Easter children’s theatre at Ropery Hall

David Melling’s charming children’s tale, Hugless Douglas, will be brought to life at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall during the Easter holidays. The Blunderbus Theatre Company will be bringing the story of the huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning in need of a hug to the Maltkiln Road venue thanks to the children’s a... (more...)
By janetuplin |

Half-term lantern making with ST-ART

Make your lantern for the annual Barton lantern parade as part of Barton Christmas Festival, sponsored by Barton Town Council.  All lanterns this year will have a horror theme so bring your ideas and some old clothes as it can get messy.  You will need one and a half days to make your own lantern, or stay and help the artists on some much larger ... (more...)
By janetuplin |