Puppets, ballet and kids’ auditions is a mixed bag!

I WAS always told as a child that anything less than full marks for effort was unacceptable.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 22nd September 2011, 9:00 am

Attainment levels could vary, but my parents expected us to give 100 per cent to everything – a fair expectation, I’d say.

And I have to give Dunstable’s Grove Theatre full marks for effort this week. For their line-up is varied to say the least.

First up is a treat for the dance fans as European Ballet present Coppelia on Friday.

Presented in the traditional style to the score of Leo Delibes and featuring Hungarian dances such as Czardas and Mazurka, this will no doubt be a nugget of delight for ballet buffs.

The smallest theatre-goers in the family will be thrilled to see Bob The Builder on the Court Drive stage on Saturday afternoon for two shows (plan your toddler’s nap accordingly).

On Sunday, September 25, the theatre will host auditions for RARE Productions, who will perform Camp Rock – The Musical in March next year.

Youngsters aged eight to 21 can try out from 2pm to 5pm.

For more details visit www.rareproductions.co.uk

And last, but by no means least, is hugely popular and talented ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, who wowed the crowds at the Royal Variety Show in 2009.

I’ve seen a video preview of his work and it is stunningly clever. If you’re around, bag yourself a ticket quick.

Seats for all shows can be booked through the box office. Call 01582 602080.