The Cheeky PoetryJoe Show
Thursday 21 February 2-3pm
Tickets £5 in advance / £6 on the door
Box Office 01227 281174
Join children’s performer, writer and CBBC Rhyme Rocket poet Joseph Coelho as he invites you into his world of beastly bugs, fabulous foods and naughty pets.
The Cheeky Poetryjoe Show is brought to life with the help of a protractible projector using the pictures and pop-ups of children’s author, illustrator and paper engineer John O’Leary. The fun packed, interactive, family show, is suitable for children from 4 to 7, and incorporates elements of the magic lantern, shadow puppety and pop-ups.
Joseph Coelho has an extensive background in interactive children’s theatre having written shows for Oily Cart, Polka Theatre and The Unicorn Theatre. His poetry for children features in several Macmillan anthologies including Green Glass Beads – Poems for girls, edited by Jacqueline Wilson.
John O’Leary has written and illustrated over ten successful children’s pop-up books with Frances Lincoln and Tango Books, many with a particular emphasis on discovery, game play and illusion. His most recent titles are Detective Paws and the Case of the Golden Cat, and The Big Match.
The pair first met in 2011 when working with groups of primary school children in Billericay during a Royal Opera House Creative Partnership project and have since collaborated on a number of projects together.