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 play a Summer Season at Leicester Square Theatre.
TIDDLER AND OTHER TERRIFIC TALES
Based on the books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Following 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.
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.
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.
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 | www.leicestersquaretheatre.com
THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING
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 | www.underbelly.co.uk
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LONDON TOUR DATES
Friday 24 – Saturday 25 July 2015
Watford Palace Theatre
Box Office www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk | 01923 225671
Tuesday 29 September
Redbridge Drama Centre, South Woodford
Box Office www.redbridgedramacentre.co.uk | 0208 708 8803
Monday 5 October
Box Office www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk | 020 8858 7755
Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 October
ArtsDepot, North Finchley
Box Office www.artsdepot.co.uk | 020 8369 5454
Thursday 11th June 2015