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  • Writer's pictureBeth Wardell

New Family Show "How Long Is A Piece Of String?" comes to Queens Hall, Hexham.


Photo credit: Luke Waddington


A brand new family friendly show tours the UK and is coming to Northumberland this spring.


Families get ready for an adventure in dance and music – meet two wild, wonderful and woolly creatures, String and Strong, who just can’t get along.


Across this gorgeously fun and interactive show, attendees are invited to teach String and Strong about friendship whilst they try to understand the world around them and each another through dance, sound and colourful curiosity. And of course, through this 45mins performance, we may very well finally answer a very silly, but very important question: just how long is a piece of String?


This is a brilliant show, made by a wonderfully talented folks. The show innovatively uses interactive technology to get kids involved, recording their voices as they enter the theatre space to add to the musical score.




Photo credit: Pete Wilkinson


The show is perfect for children 3-7 families and friendly creatures from another dimension…


Tickets are now on sale for a small but perfectly formed UK tour. You can see it at the Queens Hall, Hexham on Friday 14th April with two shows at 11am and 1.30pm. Purchase tickets here: https://www.queenshall.co.uk/events/how-long-piece-string


"The performance was brilliant. Fun and funny!" - Rosalind (child) 9

“What a fantastic experience – my boys are still talking about it weeks later – we loved it!” - Jenna (Parent)

“It was just thoroughly bonkers, absolutely mad and very special. We left laughing and smiling" - Leanne (Parent)

Commissioned by Dance City, supported by Alnwick Playhouse, Hartlepool Borough Hall and Saltburn Community Theatre.



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