The government have advised that, whilst stopping short of forcing theatres and cinemas to close, people should stay away, and so Storyhouse will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 17 March. We are not yet sure how long this will be for, but this does affect a number of events, shows and screenings.
Kid Normal has been cancelled. We will be in touch directly with all bookers to arrange refunds imminently.
We are humbled by the support of our staff, volunteers and wider community and thank you for your patience as we work through each event and contact all customers. There is no need to get in touch with us.
Remember to stay safe and look after each other.
We’re very excited here at Storyhouse. We’re getting a visit from the authors of Kid Normal and we’re sending your school a special invitation to come and join us!
BBC stars and super-authors Greg James and Chris Smith will be bringing us a totally brilliant fun-filled hour of interactive storytelling, audience participation and general superhero nonsense to launch the brand new Kid Normal and the Final Five. You don’t need superpowers to be a hero – but an active imagination is definitely a bonus!
After the show there will be an opportunity to buy a book and get it signed by the authors!
Chris Smith is an award-winning author, broadcaster and parent (a mug saying ‘World’s Greatest Dad’ counts as an award, right?). He grew up in leafy Northamptonshire and now lives in not-as-leafy north London with his wife, son and a cat called Mabel who can talk. If you listen very carefully to the George Michael song ‘Outside’ you can hear a sample of Chris reading the news. He makes excellent tea. @itschrissmith / @chrissmithstagram
Greg James is also an award-winning author and broadcaster, best known for hosting the Radio 1 Breakfast Show, but he hasn’t won any awards for being a parent because he isn’t one. He circumnavigated the M25 during his childhood and is now living with his wife Bella and their dog Barney in north London. Greg and Chris’s houses are connected by a secret tunnel that they use for exchanging ideas via an elaborate pulley system. He makes terrible tea.
@gregjames / @greg_james