North Vancouver’s Presentation House Theatre and UK-based Oily Cart Theatre unite in a pre-Christmas celebration in the arts of baking and storytelling with Baking Time (Nov 24-Dec 11).
Designed specifically for three to six year-olds, their families and friends, the story of master chefs Bun and Bap comes to life through puppetry, music, and live action baking.
Here are five reasons we think you should go:
1. Western Canadian Premiere
Baking Time has toured England and Eastern Canada and will be making its Western Canadian premiere at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver this holiday season. In 2004, the production won a Dora Award for Outstanding TYA Production.
2. Live Action Baking
Bread will be freshly baked live on stage during the play. Members of the audience will get to go home with their very own tiny loaf of bread. We are told there will even be a gluten-free option available!
3. A Multisensory Experience
The smells, sights, textures, and sounds that accompany the making and eating of freshly baked bread, makes Baking Time a fully immersive experience for its young audience.
4. Created for Young Children & Their Families
Presentation House Theatre and Oily Cart Theatre brainstormed ways in which little ones would respond to the ideas and experiences, ultimately creating Baking Time with the children’s responses in mind.
5. Musical Storytelling
Music, written by Max Reinhardt, is incorporated in the production as a storytelling technique, with most of the text sung throughout the play.