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Centre Stage gives Barrow post Christmas
entertainment for all the family

We are thrilled to announce that Oxfordshire Touring Company will again visit Barrow with a show for all the family: “Peach Boy: The Adventures of Momotara”.

Because this delightful musical play is definitely for the young as well as for the young at heart, the performance will start at 5.00 and finish at 7.00 pm on Sunday January 10th at Humphrey Perkins Community Centre.

Peach Boy tells the story of an old couple who find a baby boy with superhuman powers hidden inside a giant peach bobbing in the river! So begins the thrilling epic of growing up, friendship, heroism, daring deeds and comic misadventures, as Momotaro - the Peach Boy, along with Monkey, Dog and Pheasant go on a quest to save their village from dastardly demons and marvellous monsters.

Suitable for families age 6+ the show promises to delight audiences of all ages with its wonderful range of characters, fusion of puppetry, live performance, music, movement and design.

Andrew Blades, reviewer from The Stage said: “Peach Boy, is one of those productions that should appeal to the parents as much as the children - thoughtful in parts, wacky in others, it is a nicely balanced piece with song, puppetry and action”

Tickets will be available from the Paper Shop at £7.00, £5.00 (concessions) and £4.00 for children under 16, with a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) at the knock-down price of £18.00 - Tickets bought on the door will cost £8.00, £6.00, £5.00 and £20.00

You can also make an online order by emailing Judith Rodgers on or by phoning her on 07718 153117.

“The Lemming

If you are looking for a last minute Christmas present, how about a new thriller from Martin Allen, who lives at the Old Kennels on Melton Road.

Martin has retired from working as an accountant and company director and has realised a life-long ambition to write a novel, which is published on 7th December.

It concerns the problems of modern day policing and crime and what happens if the law is taken into your own hands. It is set in and around Nottingham.

Entitled “The Lemming Syndrome” it is published by Troubador Publishing ( and is priced £7.99 - also available from Amazon for £5.99.