Learn to Love Your Shelf as BOOKSTORY comes to The Barnsley Civic
Learn to Love Your Shelf as BOOKSTORY comes to The Barnsley Civic

All the books are happy in Brian’s busy library. Thriller or Textbook, History or Romance – they all love to be borrowed. But one day Brian goes all quiet. And so does his library. Doesn’t Brian care about his books anymore? And what’s that – is that a funny, shiny-looking book that says it has four billion pages? Will they all be left on the shelf?

The books had better stiffen their spines, because to save their library they may have to check themselves out… MONSTRO theatre’s latest pioneering puppet musical tells the story of the story in the digital age, using song, puppetry and dynamic performance. 

Bookstory is a new family show from composer, director and playwright Ben Glasstone (The Mouse Queen, Fantastic Mr. Fox). This magical musical comedy about books and their place in our lives is coming to Barnsley as part of its UK tour of libraries and theatres. 

“Original songs so hummable, West End composers should take note…Don’t bother about a small child as a pretext: just go.” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

“…impossible for anyone, of any age, to resist …It’s a wonderfully inventive work that genuinely has something to say – and has terrific fun saying it. A joy.” The Times

Bookstory is at The Civic on Sunday 6 November at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 full price, £6 concessions and £5 child. Recommended for ages 5+. 

For more information and to book visit The Barnsley Civic or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.

The Civic, Barnsley

A multi-purpose theatre and art gallery based in Barnsley, The Civic presents world-class accessible performances and exhibitions throughout the year, to audiences in the heart of South Yorkshire.

Opening times

Gallery: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing time)

Box Office: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm / Saturday, 10am-5pm / Sunday, 10am-4pm (on family performance days)

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