THE classic children's story The Tin Soldier will be performed at The Barlow in Edgworth later this month.

Folksy Theatre are retelling the old fairytale over the half-term break.

It tells the story of boy who receives a one-legged toy soldier for his birthday.

The toymaker had run out of tin whilst making him. Nevertheless the soldier is brave and steadfast and strong. In the playroom he sees a music box ballerina spinning on one leg and instantly falls in love with her. However, a jealous Goblin jack-in-the-box throws the soldier out of the playroom window. The soldier then sets off on an adventure to get back to his ballerina.

But will he make it, or will the jealous goblin thwart his every attempt at happiness?

The performance is filled with wonderful puppetry, multimedia and live music to create a magical theatre experience for all the family.

The play has won top reviews, with WhatsonStage describing it as "An assured and enjoyable production with talented actors, clever direction and a refreshing realisation of the popular play... Lovely audience interaction and a hilarious entrance... Brilliantly funny".

Tickets for the play on February 22 arre £10 adults and £8 for 16 and under

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