Dommy B’s Best Adventure Ever! at Waterside

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Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Poet and performer Dommy B.

Dommy B's Best Adventure Ever at Waterside Arts, Manchester, 5 February 2022, from £7.50 - Book now

From the illustrated book for young readers of the same name, out with Salford-based Flapjack Press, the story of Dommy B’s Best Adventure Ever! hits the stage, complete with plenty of memorable, magical verse and lots and lots of laughs from the CBeebies Rhyme Rocket poet.

This fun and charming story about compassion and living with change is perfect for kids aged 5+ (and their parents will likely raise a smile too).

Ten-year-old Dom knows the power of a wonderfully weird imagination, but when Dom and his Mum move home, he has to go to a new school – and while he knows everything there is to know about goblins, zombies, ninjas and too many mushy peas, will this help him when his world is turned upside down? Leaving behind friends and familiarity, Dom arrives ready to share his exciting rhymes about meeting a magical goblin, and tell the story of what happened at the lake when he attempted the greatest bike stunt in the world. What will his new classmates make of these tall tales? How far will Dom go to gain acceptance from the coolest kids in this new school?

Creating a whole fantastical world on stage with only his words and imagination, Dommy B explores the challenges and triumphs of making new friends when everything around you is different and strange. This fun and charming story about compassion and living with change is perfect for kids aged 5+ (and their parents will likely raise a smile too).

Dommy B’s shows for families include When Trolls Try To Eat Your Goldfish, The Dragon Who Hates Poetry, Spark, The Goblin Wizard and Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Dinosaurs! He has toured theatres, festivals and schools nationally and worldwide for the last 10 years, delighting children and presenting them with lovable, accessible poetry. Dommy B says, “I love performing kids’ shows because children make the best audiences! As well as loads of fun, I’m hoping to offer my audiences a really good experience of poetry, so that they’ll see that it’s not boring, or something that you’ve got to be a grown-up to understand and enjoy. It’s something everyone can join in with, and most importantly have a great time listening to!”

Dommy B – aka Dominic Berry – is an award-winning performer, who writes poems for the stage for children and also for adults. So while your little’uns are being inspired by the poetry they hear, maybe you will be too. Twice-winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Artist (2017 and again in 2020), his poetry stage show for adults, I Can Make You Fail Slightly Less, was longlisted for Best Spoken Word Show of 2019, while a show he dramaturged (Rose Condo’s Empathy Experiment – more here soon) was shortlisted. Dominic was the 2017 Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence and he has a number of projects lined up, including a short story for children, created with Stories of Care and Manchester University, and edited by Sophie Willan of Alma’s Not Normal fame (recently spotted at the Northern Lights Writers’ Conference at Waterside).

Tickets are £7.50 for children and £9.50 for adults. There are two shows; each lasts 70 minutes and has one interval.

Dommy B's Best Adventure Ever at Waterside Arts, Manchester

5 February 2022 11:30 am
From £7.50

Dates and Times

  • 5 February 2022 11:30 am
  • 5 February 2022 2:00 pm
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