Two plays for the whole family by Catholic theatre company Ten Ten, Sat 8 Feb, London

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Following the huge success of “Kolbe’s Gift” in the West End last October, Ten Ten Theatre is presenting a double-bill of plays for the whole family at The Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden on Saturday 8 February.

We aim to provide high-quality theatre with strong Catholic values that support children, parents and family life.  A free copy of our CTS booklet, “Being a Parent Today: Children, Faith and Family Life” will be given to every family who attends the performance.  If you are able to spread news about this production with your parishioners through newsletters, website or verbal notice, please feel free to use the text below:

The Catholic theatre company, Ten Ten, is presenting two plays for the whole family at The Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden on Saturday 8 February. Suitable for children aged 4 upwards, the plays aim to support parents and promote family values.  For more information, please visit their website:

“The theatre company have achieved a reputation for excellence and meaningful work which other companies strive for and rarely achieve.” The Catholic Times

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Ten Ten Theatre will present two plays for the whole family in the heart of London’s Covent Garden for one day only on Saturday 8 February.

Ginny has had enough of people telling her what to do. She never gets to have the things that she wants. She is sick of rules. So much so that she wants to live in a world with no rules—a world of freedom! However, when her wish is suddenly granted, Ginny starts to realise that “freedom” is not all that she hoped it would be and, before long, chaos ensues.  Freedom Fighter is a superhero story suitable for children aged 4 upwards.

Arthur’s life is about to change and he will need to grow up fast as he is evacuated to the countryside at the beginning of World War II. Faced with leaving his mum in London and being in an unfamiliar place, what will Arthur learn about himself in this new situation? He meets Nate, the son of the farmer whose farm is now ‘home’ for Arthur – together they discover the importance of friendship, courage, determination and the cost of loving others?  Called Up is a World War II evacuation story suitable for children aged 9 upwards (younger children permitted at parents’ discretion).

Cast: Samuel Hunt, Tracey Lee Sharples

Saturday 8 February 2014
Freedom Fighter at 2pm
Called Up at 3pm

Ticket price
Freedom Fighter: £3
Called Up: £6
Book both shows: £8 (telephone bookings only)

The Tristan Bates Theatre
1a Tower Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9NP

Box Office
Telephone: 020 7240 6283

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Martin O'Brien

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Martin O'Brien is the founder and Artistic Director of Ten Ten Theatre. Starting his working life as a professional actor, Martin performed in the West End (Blood Brothers) and at the National Theatre (twice) as well as appearing in many TV dramas throughout the 1990’s. He then developed a second career as a writer, winning the BBC Northern Exposure Award for his play “On Eagles Wings” and writing for the BBC One drama “Doctors” and numerous radio plays. He founded Ten Ten Theatre – a professional theatre company with an underlying Christian ethos rooted in the Catholic tradition - with his sister Clare in 2007. Since that time, Ten Ten has developed a wide-ranging programme in drama-based Relationship Education in primary schools, secondary schools and parishes, currently working with over 80,000 children and young people every year. The company has also won awards for its work with young offender institutions and has more recently moved into mainstream theatre productions, starting with the sell-out production of “Kolbe’s Gift” at the off-West End venue, The Leicester Square Theatre, in October 2013. When not working, Martin tries (and sometimes, just sometimes, succeeds) to beat his 12-year-old nephew on Fifa…

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