GUEST COLUMN: A play that paints a thousand words, by Coun John Knight, committee chairman for culture at NCC

The Boy Who Bit Picasso will be performed at Nottinghamshire County Libraries in April
The Boy Who Bit Picasso will be performed at Nottinghamshire County Libraries in April
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There’s a treat in store for families with the latest production from the children’s pop-up theatre at Nottinghamshire County Council libraries.

Untied Artists are all set to present The Boy Who Bit Picasso, an interactive theatre show for children aged four to eight years and their families.

This charming children’s production, originally co-produced with Oxford Playhouse, is inspired by Anthony Penrose’s well-loved book of the same name.

It follows a boy called Tony who becomes friends with Pablo Picasso, telling the true story of how Tony spent his childhood with one of the greatest artists who ever lived.

With storytelling, music and chances to make your own art, this hands-on and hilarious family show introduces one of the 20th century’s most influential artists through the eyes of a young boy, as families are invited to come and play down on the farm with Tony and Picasso.

The play will be at Mansfield Central Library on Saturday, April 9, 11am and 2pm; Sutton-in-Ashfield Library on Monday, April 11, 11am; and Worksop Library on Wednesday, April 13,11am.

You can book tickets for £3/£4, or families of four for £9/£12, in person at the library, online via http://bit.ly/1XPR5gG or by phone: 01623 651337 for Mansfield; 01623 651337 for Sutton; or 01909 535353 for Worksop.

The Boy Who Bit Picasso is brought to Nottinghamshire Libraries by The 
Spark Arts for Children in association with Nottinghamshire County Council, and Inspire, the new cultural organisation which will be delivering some of the county council’s cultural services from April.