Super heroes fly into Washington for half-term fun

Tadpoles being staged at Arts Centre Washington.
Tadpoles being staged at Arts Centre Washington.
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It’s half-term fun at Arts Centre Washington.

On Saturday, February 13, M6 Theatre Company’s new production Tadpoles will be performed at 11am and 2pm.

This play, suitable for children five and over, about rivalry, strengths, and weaknesses, centres on two super heroes with a big problem – a very disgruntled Mission Control (voiced by Sue Johnston of The Royle Family).

Captain Clever (Luke Walker) is good at code breaking and problem solving, while Captain Conker (Emily Spowage) is super-fast and not scared of anything - except, perhaps spelling…

A tadpole catching competition challenges the dynamic duo to harness their strengths and overcome their differences. Working as team, will there be enough time for them to save the world … together?

M6’s Artistic Director, Gilly Baskeyfield who created the story, said; “Tadpoles is an original M6 piece that awakens the inner superhero in all of us, and explores the ways in which working together can make a big difference.

It’s wonderful to see how mesmerised children are when watching the show – especially the excitement around whether the tadpoles the superheroes reveal on stage are real!

It has been a real privilege to work with our patron Sue Johnston on this project. Sue has such a long running history with us at M6, having acted in productions during the 1970s and 1980s and remained a

constant supporter of our company and its work.”

Tickets, £6.50/£22 (family, admits 4) are available from or by calling 0191 219 3455