STOURPORT Civic Hall is to host a performance of the first ever complete sign language musical for families next month.

Oliver and the Overworld, by the Krazy Kats Theatre Company, will come to the venue on Wednesday, April 19 with performances at 1pm and 5pm, as part of a six-week national tour.

It is a funny and surreal tale of a little boy called Freddie who travels to the Overworld, the land of Machinery, seeking the parts to mend the memory of his best friend Oliver, the grandfather clock.

Aimed at three to seven-year-olds, the hour-long show features puppets, ten songs, dances and fully integrated sign language.

It has been created by Krazy Kats co-founder and award winning artistic director Kinny Gardner. And, although it is the company’s 35th year touring, this is the first stage production of the musical.

A spokesman for the company said: “Freddie’s madcap musical adventure tackles the acceptance of old age, its associated loss of mental facilities and children’s abilities to assist in the resolution of conflict.

“It is also a colourful celebration of difference in both ability and social background.”

Tickets for the shows cost £6 and they can be bought from the Civic Hall website at or by calling 01299 823339.