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Z-arts have teamed up with Coronation Street actress Cherylee Houston to offer children in care a visit to the theatre this Christmas.

Z-arts are running their annual campaign to give Manchester’s looked after children a chance to experience the magic of theatre this Christmas, with a new  version of Little Red and the Big bad Wolf.

There are 799 children in care in Manchester between the ages of 5 – 15. A donation of just £12 will buy a ticket and an interval ice cream for a looked after child to have a Christmas Treat. The campaign is aiming to raise £2,000 to help Manchester’s looked after children this Christmas.

Actress Cherylee Houston says: “This is an incredible campaign giving Looked After Children in Manchester a fantastic, theatre filled evening.”

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Liz O’Neill, Z-arts Artistic Director, says: “We know from in depth studies that access to the arts can give young people of all backgrounds inspiration that informs their personal lives, education and career prospects, and that can begin with a trip to the theatre. Christmas time is often the only time many children get to enjoy the magic of theatre, and we want to make sure that Manchester’s looked after children don’t miss out on that wondrous, often life-affirming experience.

Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf is a bold and highly theatrical re-telling of the well-known classic tale, packed with music, dance and song.

Continuing Z-arts’ commitment to making theatre that represents the diversity of families in Manchester and beyond, this modern retelling of the traditional fairy tale carries messages that speak to everyone. Actress and Z-arts Ambassador Cherylee Houston said: “This is an incredible campaign giving looked after children in Manchester a fantastic, theatre filled evening – what could be better at Christmas.”

Little Red and The Big Bad Wolf

Friday 8 – Saturday 16 December 2017

11am, 2.30pm, 7.30pm

Friday 8 December 7pm (BSL Integrated)

Saturday 9 December 11am (Relaxed performance) & 2.30pm

Sunday 10 December 11am & 2.30pm

Friday 15 December 7pm (BSL Integrated)

Saturday 16 December 11am & 2.30pm