Autumn performances 2024 › Peterborough

Frank Cottrell-Boyce performance

What would you do if you were marooned on a deserted island with five of your classmates, no teacher and no internet? Award-winning author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce has some ideas as he introduces you to his novel, Noah's Gold, packed with mystery, adventure and laughs. Frank will teach you his top tips for writing a story and harnessing your creativity, read extracts from the book and answer questions from the audience. This event will inspire young writers and readers!

"The event was brilliant – thank you very much for hosting and organising. The kids loved it and many started the book on the way back to school; lots of copies of the book are in school today!"
Teacher, Northfold Community Primary, Blackpool

Every child attending this performance will receive a **FREE** copy of _Noah's Gold_ to take home and keep! cover

Every child attending this performance will receive a FREE copy of Noah's Gold to take home and keep!

Peterborough New Theatre, 46 Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RS
Thursday 14th November
11:00 am
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 5 and 6

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Frank Cottrell-Boyce was born in Liverpool and studied English at Oxford University, and has become an award-winning author and screenwriter. He has written for TV shows like Doctor Who and Coronation Street and his books have been shortlisted for a multitude of prizes.

Praise for Noah's Gold

Proper, sparkly, witty, enticing storytelling . . . It's perfect.

Author, Hilary McKay

Book tickets for an event and receive two free books for your classroom

How to book tickets

Free Workshops!

The Children’s Bookshow will allocate four free in-classroom workshops to schools attending this performance with 30 or more children. Book tickets for this event to have a chance of being chosen to receive this fantastic opportunity.

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Years 5 and 6 had an amazing morning at the Grand Theatre for the Children's Bookshow with the fantastic Frank Cottrell-Boyce. Thank you all!
Teacher, Ashton Primary, Blackpool

The details

  • Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the start of the performance, so that you have enough time to find your seats and and use the bathroom. Our start times are strictly governed by the theatres that we work with and by the start and end times of the school day. If you are unavoidably delayed, please get in touch with your Children’s Bookshow contact as soon as possible.
  • Depending on the time of the performance, you may want your children to bring a packed lunch. (Please contact the theatre directly to check if there is a suitable space.)
  • Parking facilities vary from theatre to theatre; please check the theatre website for details.
  • Please contact the theatre directly for risk assessment information.
  • Please ensure your children have visited the bathroom before the show starts, or ask them to wait until after the performance ends. A constant stream of children getting up to go to the toilet is very distracting for our performers and other members of the audience.

Still have questions? You can find our FAQs here.

Have any questions? Get in touch

Jo Daley

Your contact for this performance is Jo Daley, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

07769 216493