Touring Again from September 2019 MARY ANNING’S FOSSIL DEPOT

(future bookings considered for an extended tour in libraries, schools, and arts centres)

Mary Anning's Fossil Depot

It is said that Mary Anning, born in Lyme Regis in 1799, was a placid baby; then struck by lightning she became bright and talkative. Not only did little Mary survive, but at 11 years old she & her brother Joseph found the first complete Ichthyosaur fossil. Self-taught, Mary went on to be an inspiration, shaking the 19th Century world of science. ‘Mary Anning Fossil Depot’ is an, entertaining performance, packed-full of interactive fun, facts, & adventure on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Mary, aided & abetted by her brother Joseph, looks back at an inspiring life led with a passion for hunting & understanding fossils; struggles with poverty & self-education. This special story is interwoven by a string of ‘Curios’ – small fossils which Mary & Joseph introduce for the children to handle: ‘Snakestones’, ‘Devil’s Toenails’, ‘Ladies Fingers’ – each sold for a penny by the Anning’s to put food on the table. Mary Anning went on to prove with desire and determination, whoever you are, you can achieve great things.


Libraries & Schools Live Tour – Free Theatre for all Children

Contact nearest venue to book for the public performances – see below – Adults £8

Date           Time Venue Contact
Mon 12 February  2.00 p.m. St Andrews School St Andrew’s School-only-performance
Tues 13 February  2.30 p.m. Gillingham Library Public Performance Tel: 01747822180
Weds 14 February 10.30 a.m. Christchurch Library Public Performance Tel:01202 485938
Thurs 15 February 10.30 a.m. Bridport Library Public Performance Tel: 01308 422778
Fri 16 February 10.30 a.m. Weymouth Library Public Performance Tel: 01305 762414
Sat 17 February 10.30 a.m. Dorchester Library Public Performance Tel: 01305 224671
Wed 21 February  9.15 a.m. Parrot & Axe School Parrett & Axe School-only-performance
Thur 22 February  9.15 a.m. Haywood School Haywood School-only-performance
Fri 23 February  1.00 p.m. Cheselbourne School Cheselbourne School-only-performance
Mon 26 February 11.00 a.m. Up Hatherley Library Greatfield School-only-performance
Mon 26 February   2.00 p.m. Cheltenham Library St Gregory’s School-only-performance
Tue 27 February 11.00 a.m. Tewksbury Library TBC school-only-performance
Tue 27 February   2.00 p.m. Hestersway Library Rowanfield Jnr School-only-performance
Wed 28 February  11.00 a.m. Cinderford Library Forest View/St Whites School-only-performance
Wed 28 February   2.00 p.m. Coleford Library TBC School-only-performance
Thurs 01 March  11.00 a.m. Quedgeley Library Beech Green School-only-performance
Thurs 01 March    2.00 p.m. Longlevens Library Longlevens Jnr School-only-performance
Fri 02 March  11.00 a.m. Nailsworth Library Nailsworth Primary School-only-performance
Fri 02 March   2.00 p.m. Dursley Library TBC School only performance
Mon 05 March 10.30 a.m. & 1.30 p.m. Boscombe Library Pokesdown Community School-only-performance
Tue 06 March 10.30 a.m. Hamworthy Library Hillbourne Primary School-only-performance
Wed 07 March 10.00 a.m. & 1.45 p.m. Poole Central Library Longfleet Primary School-only-performance
Thurs 08 March 10.30 a.m. Rossmore Library Manorside Primary School-only-performance
Mon 12 March 10.15 a.m. Keynsham Library TBC School-only-performance
Wed 14 March 10.15 a.m. Midsomer Norton Library TBC School-only-performance


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