Theatre Education

6th February 1998 at 00:00
You're 18 and away from home for the first time. At teacher training college. Just the place to be introduced to sex, drugs and.. philosophy, actually. It Started with a Kiss is John Godber's new romantic comedy that draws on his own early career at the chalkface. Catch Hull Truck's production of it at the Theatre Royal Wakefield from February 3 to 7. Bookings: 01924 211 311.

'Jean de Florette' meets 'The Wizard of Oz' is how Theatre sans fronti res describes its new show, Le Moulin Magique, a folk tale from Brittany told in simple French. The company is touring theatres and community venues across England until the Easter break and will be presenting workshops for schools. It will also be touring schools with its own Grimm Tales in German. Ring: 01434 606787.

And more Grimmness of a different variety. More Grimm Tales, adapted by Carol Ann Duffy, is Faber's companion volume to Tim Supple and the Young Vic Company's dramatisation of such folk classics as 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Snow White', 'Rumpelstiltskin' and other stories from the Grimm Brothers. More Grimm Tales is wonderfully witty, grotesquely gory, satisfyingly scary and marvellously moralistic. Pounds 6.99.

Battersea Arts Centre is a haven for theatre-loving children on Saturday afternoons, with an inspired programme of plays from theatre companies around the country. Coming up are: 'A Cockerel and a Hen, Let the Story Begin' by Jan Blake Storytelling on February 7 for three-year-olds and up; and 'Winnie the Pooh' by Spindlewood Puppet Company on February 14. Bookings: 0171 223 2223.

David Wood's production of Babe, the Sheep-Pig, adapted from the book by Dick King-Smith, is touring. Catch it at these venues: February 3 to 7 at Warwick Arts Centre (01203 524 524); February 10-14 at Edinburgh Festival Theatre (0131 529 6000); and February 17-21 at the Grand Opera House, Belfast (01232 241 919) REVA KLEIN

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