Mischievous adventure for youngsters at the Apex

The Empty Chair is a mischievous adventure for ages six and over, which uses playful storytelling and irresistible music to explore the ways in which people and friendships grow and change.

Two people find their world turned upside-down by the mysterious silence of an empty chair.

Aided by the whirling ThisThat (with occasional visits from a Blackhole), they rekindle their friendship as they get to grips with this puzzling object.

TROUPE tell vivid, colourful stories full of energy, humour and emotion, enriched by classical music, old and new.

This boldly inventive show tackles big themes in an accessible way. The story is told through a blend of original poetry, audience participation and adventurous repertoire for voice, cello and piano, including works by Debussy, Couperin, Berio and Moondog, alongside new music by TROUPE.

Attendees are also invited to a free post-show workshop to explore the themes and music in the show. This lively workshop, run by the show’s performers, has lots of opportunities for children to tell their own stories and make their own music.

The Empty Chair is at The Apex on Sunday, September 23, at 11.30am. Tickets are £6, ring the box office on 01284 758000 or see the website – www.theapex.co.uk for details.

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