News: TIDDLER AND OTHER TERRIFIC TALES COMES TO THE WEST END FOR SUMMER Thanks to @ScampTheatre

• TIDDLER AND OTHER TERRIFIC TALES COMES TO THE WEST END FOR SUMMER• THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING PLAYS IN LONDON AS PART OF WORLD PREMIERE TOUR
  
Award-winning company Scamp Theatre will bring several of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s best-loved children’s books to the London stage in 2015, including the world stage premiere of their most recent book The Scarecrows’ Wedding. Tiddler and other Terrific Tales will also play a Summer Season at Leicester Square Theatre.

TIDDLER AND OTHER TERRIFIC TALES

Based on the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

After runs at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and touring the UK, Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales will have its first West End season at Leicester Square Theatre from Saturday 11 July to Monday 31 August 2015, with press performances on Sunday 12 July 12.15pm and Tuesday 14 July 11.00am.

 Is Tiddler telling the truth?

Will Monkey find his Mummy?

Will George The Giant make lots of friends?

Can the old lady really squash and squeeze all those animals in?

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales weaves together live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from some of the best-loved titles by Julia Donaldson including Tiddler, Monkey Puzzle, The Smartest Giant in Town and A Squash and a Squeeze. Funky moves, toe tapping tunes and giggles are guaranteed as audiences are taken under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle! Tiddler and other Terrific Tales is the perfect treat for children of 3+ and their families and friends.

 

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales is delightfully directed by Sally Cookson with dazzling design by Katie Sykes, funky tunes by Benji Bower and lush lighting by Elanor Higgins. It is performed by Joseph Carey, Peta Maurice and Darren Seed.

  

 

THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

 

Scamp Theatre are proud to present their latest production, a truly heart-warming adaptation of The Scarecrows’ Wedding, premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before touring the UK and playing London dates at Watford Palace Theatre, Redbridge Drama Centre, Greenwich Theatre and ArtsDepot.

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to . . .

 

The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet,

The wedding that no one will ever forget.

 

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry – so they decide to get married. Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells.

 

However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake. Dashing, daring and ever so cool, can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?

 

Bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style, this epic love story promises wit, drama, and wedding bells!

 

Suitable for ages 3+

 

The Scarecrows’ Wedding is directed by Eva Sampson, with design by James Button, lighting by Elanor Higgins and music by Darren Clark. The Scarecrows’ Wedding is produced by Scamp Theatre in association with Watford Palace Theatre.

 

 

Julia Donaldson is a British writer, playwright and performer, the 2011–2013 Children’s Laureate and the prize-winning author of some of the world’s most-loved children’s books, most notably the modern classic The Gruffalo which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Julia is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include The Scarecrows Wedding, The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Stick Man and Tiddler and other Terrific Tales. Their books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into 40 languages. Julia also received an MBE in 2011 for her services to Literature. Julia divides her time between Scotland and West Sussex where she lives with her husband, Malcolm.

 

‘I love how Scamp scamper through my stories, transporting them from page to stage so faithfully and innovatively.’

Julia Donaldson

 

Scamp Theatre was founded in 2003 by award-winning international producers Jennifer Sutherland and Louise Callow. Scamp bring a range of theatrical live performance to audiences of all ages, with an increased focus on adaptation, particularly in children’s literature. Scamp believe in creating playful and innovative theatrical experiences that not only startle and entertain but also encourage children and young people to use their imaginations. With productions touring constantly, Scamp have a superb track record in theatre production in London, on tour and at the world’s leading venues and festivals.

 

‘The quality of what Scamp do is amazing’

THE INDEPENDENT

 

‘I love how Scamp scamper through my stories, transporting them from page to stage so faithfully and innovatively.’

JULIA DONALDSON

LISTINGS

TIDDLER AND OTHER TERRIFIC TALES

 SATURDAY 11 JULY – MONDAY 31 AUGUST

LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE

Press performances: Sunday 12 July 12.15pm and Tuesday 14 July 11.00am

Performances: Tuesday – Friday 11.00am | Saturdays and Sundays 10.30am, 12.15pm, 2.00pm

Relaxed Performance: Thu 23 July 2pm (All tickets £5)

Tickets: £19.50 (Adult), £14.50 (Child), £12.00 (Restricted View)

Box Office: 08448 733433 | http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

ON SALE NOW

 

THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING

 

EDINBURGH FRINGE

THURSDAY 6 AUGUST – MONDAY 31 AUGUST

UDDERBELLY, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

Press performance: Friday 7 August, 2.50pm

Performances: 2.50pm daily (except Wed 19 Aug)

Tickets: £16 (Sirloin Seats) £11 (Full Price) £10 (Concessions)

Box Office: 0844 545 8252 | http://www.underbelly.co.uk

ON SALE NOW

 

LONDON TOUR DATES

 

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 July 2015​

Watford Palace Theatre​

Box Office http://www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk | 01923 225671

 

Tuesday 29 September

Redbridge Drama Centre, South Woodford​

Box Office http://www.redbridgedramacentre.co.uk | 0208 708 8803

 

Monday 5 October

Greenwich Theatre​

Box Office http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk | 020 8858 7755

 

Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 October

ArtsDepot, North Finchley

Box Office http://www.artsdepot.co.uk | 020 8369 5454​​​
 

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