Purple passion

Barney’s here! Well, not quite here in Dubai, but close enough for many

Yes, we know, many parents can’t stand the giant, permanently-cheerful purple one, but let’s face it, our little tykes love him. For those of you fortunate enough to have avoided the Barney phenomenon for the last 20 years, Barney is a ‘200-million-year-old loveable, huggable tyrannosaurus rex’ who helps kids expand their imaginations, get creative and develop physically and socially (while simultaneously making their parents contemplate dinosaur murder). Barney’s Musical Castle is a medieval-themed musical fantasy adventure featuring knights, an enchanted forest and lots of singing and dancing.

Held at the National Theatre, Abu Dhabi, there are eight shows over three days with performances at 2pm and 5pm on June 18, and 11am, 2pm and 5pm on June 19-20. Suitable for kids aged one to eight years, tickets range from Dhs125 to Dhs295 and are available from www.timeouttickets.com, www.boxofficeme.com, Virgin Megastore and selected branches of Spinneys and Hallmark.

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