Join Dawley Town Hall for a super fun family disco! Get your boogie on with your family dancing to all the hits. Refreshments will be able to purchase on the night.
Date and time: Friday 2nd September, 5 – 7:30pm. Price: FREE.
Visit Attingham Park Estate with your blankets and camping chairs for this magical outdoor cinema experience to see Disney’s Encanto. “The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.” Before the film starts there will be a collection of curated songs from the soundtrack to listen to.
Date and time: Saturday 3rd September, gates open at 2:30, film starts at 4pm. Price: Tickets start from £10.53.
Activities at Ironbridge
Explore Ironbridge’s many connections with animals, from cats and dogs to monkeys and elephants, with their new Animal Tales trail. The trail will introduce you to some of the most unusual animals to have visited the gorge, and guide you through some of the most stunning animal themed items in the collection.
A menagerie of animal silhouettes will be on display on the Coalbrookdale Green, where you and your pet can pose for a photo in the GIANT picture frame. Head for a walk along one of the dog friendly routes or pop in to the Furnace Kitchen with your four-legged friend. Take part in themed activities as you follow the trail, following the bespoke trail guides from the museum.
Date: 21st July – 4th September.
Create your own unique tile using the traditional process of tube-lining; using a clay slip to create an outline you then infill your pattern with beautiful coloured glazes (although they will be mostly grey on the day!).
Date and time: 1st, 7th & 8th September, various times are available. Price: £9.75 per person.
Why not try and make your own animal out of clay? There will be instructors in the session who can help you design your favourite animal out of clay. All materials and tools are provided and there is no need to book for these sessions. This activity is free to PASS and PASS PLUS ticket holders, charges apply for other visitors (payable on arrival). These workshops are suitable for all ages.
Date: 2nd – 4th September.
Awful Auntie by David Walliams, adapted for the outdoor stage by Heartbreak Productions, is a truly thrilling tale. Owls, ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides, and tiddlywinks all fill Stella’s days as she evades her menacing Aunt and saves the family home. So, come and see the dedication of the new playground at Saxby Hall and hear how it all came about. Make sure you bring a blanket or chair to sit on, weather-appropriate gear, and a picnic, as the tale could take some time to tell, and storytelling can be hungry work!
Date and time: Saturday 3rd September, 2:30pm. Price: Adults £13, children £9. Family of 4 is £38.
Events at Theatre Severn
Visit Theatre Severn to see Lionel Bart’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. “The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.”
Date and time: Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th September. Timing is either 2:30 or 7:30pm. Price: Tickets start at £16.50.
“Strange things are happening in Alfie’s town! Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find horrible things under their pillow! Alfie and his friend Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery – but no-one could have dreamed what they’ll discover, when they come face to face with the demon dentist herself!”
Don’t miss this electrifying tale from the West End producers of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, both nominated for an Olivier Award! It promises to be the most thrilling and hilarious adventure yet!
Date and time: Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th September, various times available. Price: Various prices available.
Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. This adaptation would be useful for GCSE students to watch before they start studying the book for their exams.
“When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatregoers.”
Date and time: Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th September, either at 7:30 or 2:30pm. Price: Tickets start at £11.50.
Get Your Wigle On brings everyone’s favourite teenager Adrian Mole to Theatre Severn in this brand new musical based on the iconic Sue Townsend novel.
“Life’s pretty hard when you’re a misunderstood and spotty teenager living in a cul-de-sac in 80s Leicester. Adrian’s life simply can’t get any worse – until new girl Pandora joins a class and captures his heart. But can Adrian win her love and escape from the school bully and his chaotic family life?”
This hilarious tale of teenage angst and unrequited love features one of the most endearing comedy characters of all time. With an infectious score this heart-warming musical will bring Adrian’s story to life for a new generation.
Date and time: Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th September, 7:30pm. Price: Tickets start at £13.75. Age: 11+.
We hope you enjoyed the September edition of what’s on in Shropshire in September 2022. If you are interested in reading about more family activities in the West Midlands, please head to our blog.