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‘Bat, Cackle Pop!’ to put a magical spell on children this half term

Award-winning theatre makers, Story Craft Theatre present their newest children’s show, ‘Bat Crackle, Pop!’ to venues across North Yorkshire during October half-term.  

Story Craft Theatre make imaginative and interactive theatre for children to ignite dreams, promote teamwork and create lots of fun. The Story Craft team Janet and Cassie say “our aim has always been to produce engaging storytelling experiences for big and little folk” and with this show, they have done just that. 

In their newest Halloween themed performance, a heartbroken Winifred the Witch believes that everyone has forgotten her birthday! However, a surprise party is being planned and Story Craft Theatre need the audience’s help to collect the final three spooky ingredients for her special birthday cake. Expect silly ghosts and funny ghouls as you fly with on the luxury BAT Airways and dabble in spell making! 

Bat, Cackle Pop! Is being supported by Rural Arts’ programme ON Tour, which brings professional performances to village halls across North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley. Other performances this winter include Just Some Theatre with ‘The Killer Question’ and an exciting inclusive pantomime of Cinderella by Same Difference Arts.  

Natasha Glew, who manages the ON Tour scheme, says “Having high-quality performances touring to village halls is incredibly important: it brings the arts direct to your doorstep. The scheme is only possible with all our lovely audiences coming to their community spaces to support these shows, and the local volunteers who help to organise them.” 

‘Bat, Cackle Pop!’, which is suitable for everyone 3+,  tours to venues in Skipton, Thirsk, Great Broughton and Arncliffe from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th of October 2022 – and will leave its audiences spellbound. 

Suggested age 3+ 

Start Time: 2pm 

Running Time: 1 hour, no Interval 


Thursday, October 27th: Skipton Town Hall 

Friday, October 28th: The Courthouse, Thirsk 

Saturday, October 29th: Great Broughton Village Hall 

Sunday, October 30th: Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe 

To see the full season of performances and book online, visit