Children’s theatre organisation Theatre Hullabaloo has announced its Autumn/Winter Season of magical things to see and do at its flagship venue, The Hullabaloo, in Darlington.

Highlights this season include Storm (Bamboozle Theatre Company) a production designed for children and young people aged 7-11 years who are on the autistic spectrum, and No Show (Ellie Dubois) – photo by Chris Hoyle – a production that deconstructs superhuman circus performers and shows them as vulnerable human beings, putting female strength, skill and power centre stage, suitable for ages 9+.

Direct from Australia, the internationally award-winning company Slingsby arrives at The Hullabaloo in November with an immersive performance of The Young King, an intimate and magical show using the beautiful and tender language of Oscar Wilde, for children aged 8 and over.

Younger children and their families can enjoy Little Gift (M6 Theatre Company & Andy Manley) a brand-new story for ages 3+ that brings light into the darkest season of the year, and Martha (Catherine Wheels Theatre Company) an original show about friendship for ages 4+ from the company who brought you White, which visited the venue earlier this year.

The season draws to a close with Theatre Hullabaloo’s production, Luna, from 8 to 29 December. This magical first-time theatre experience for 2- to 5-year-olds and their families is about friendship, the moon and being brave in the dark.

Alongside the shows, there is a programme of fun for families including A Hullabaloo in Space, Storytelling sessions (including some spooky ones at Halloween) and Stardust, the next in a series of specially commissioned play installations for age 0-6 years.

Theatre Hullabaloo is a pioneering theatre organisation, supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The company believes creativity should be a part of everybody’s childhood and makes quality theatre experiences for 0- to 16-year-olds with artists who are specialists in their field.