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David Baddiel’s ANiMALCOLM THE MUSICAL to tour the UK in 2019

AniMalcolm. Photo Credit Steve Porter.
AniMalcolm. Photo Credit Steve Porter.

Story Pocket Theatre are delighted to announce that AniMalcolm, based on the bestselling children’s book by David Baddiel, will tour the UK in 2019. Following a smash-hit premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018, the production will embark on a major UK Tour spanning 35 venues, opening at the McMillan Theatre, Somerset on Saturday 16 February 2019. Full schedule attached.

Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family are wild about them. In fact, their house is full of pets of all shapes and sizes. The only bright spot on the horizon is the Year Six school trip, until there he is on the bus, heading to… a farm. But on a school trip like no other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. Will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to become is yourself.

A vibrant, energetic and gloriously funny musical from the award-winning Story Pocket Theatre. AniMalcolm combines physical theatre, puppetry and the company’s outstanding storytelling style to bring David Baddiel’s magical and wonderfully comic story to the stage.

David Baddiel is an award-winning comedian, author, screenwriter, director and television presenter known for his work with Newman and Baddiel, Fantasy Football, Baddiel & Skinner Unplanned and his platinum number one single Three Lions. David has written four children’s books which have now sold over one million copies, as well as four critically-acclaimed adult novels and the hit film The Infidel. David’s latest stand-up show, My Family: Not the Sitcom, premiered at the Menier Chocolate Factory before going on to run for 15 weeks in the West End

David Baddiel said: “It has been such a thrill to see AniMalcolm brought to life on stage, and as a musical! Story Pocket have done a wonderful job with this adaptation, and it will be a real treat to see Malcolm adventuring around the UK with his menagerie of animals in tow.

Story Pocket Theatre is a company devoted to bringing both classic and original children’s stories to the stage in a magical, inventive and exciting way. Previous productions include Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur (Edinburgh Fringe and UK Tour) and A Pocketful of Grimms (Edinburgh Fringe and International Tour).

AniMalcolm is directed by Julia Black and Adam Fletcher-Forde with musical direction by David Perkins, set and costume design by Jacqueline Trousdale, lighting design by Declan Randall and movement direction by Shona Morris.

AniMalcolm is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Website: www.StoryPocketTheatre.co.uk

TOUR LISTINGS
Saturday 16 February
McMillan Theatre, Somerset
www.mcmillantheatre.com

Sunday 17 February
Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
www.wycombeswan.co.uk

Monday 18 February
Broadway, Letchworth Garden City
www.broadway-letchworth.com

Tuesday 19 February
Lighthouse, Poole
www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

Wednesday 20 February
Cornerstone, Didcot
www.cornerstone-arts.org

Friday 22 – Saturday 23 February
The Atkinson, Southport
www.theatkinson.co.uk

Sunday 24 February
Middlesbrough Theatre
www.middlesbroughtheatre.co.uk

Monday 25 February
Stamford Corn Exchange
www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk

Thursday 28 February – Friday 1 March
Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk

Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 March
Lowther Pavilion
www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk

Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 March
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
https://www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/aylesbury-waterside-theatre/

Saturday 9 March
Artsdepot, North Finchley
www.artsdepot.co.uk

Sunday 10 March
EM Forster, Tonbridge
www.emftheatre.com

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 March
Connaught Theatre, Worthing
www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 March
Falkirk Town Hall
www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org

Tuesday 26 March
Square Chapel, Halifax
www.squarechapel.co.uk

Thursday 28 March
G Live, Guildford
www.glive.co.uk

Friday 29 March
Millfield Theatre, Edmonton
www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk

Saturday 30 March
Evesham Arts Centre
www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk

Sunday 31 March
Bridge House Theatre, Warwick
www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

Monday 1 April
The Hawth Crawley
www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth

Thursday 4 – Friday 5 April
Theatre Royal, Brighton
https://www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/theatre-royal-brighton/

Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 April
Hertford Theatre
www.hertfordtheatre.com

Tuesday 9 April
Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk

Thursday 11 – Friday 12 April
Theatre Royal Winchester
www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

Saturday 13 April
Watford Palace Theatre
www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

Sunday 14 April
Stantonbury Theatre
www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk

Monday 15 April
Farnham Maltings
www.farnhammaltings.com

Wednesday 17 April
Nottingham Playhouse
www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

Thursday 18 – Friday 19 April
Darlington Hippodrome
www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 April
MAC Birmingham
www.macbirmingham.co.uk

Tuesday 23 April
The Albany Theatre, Coventry
www.albanytheatre.co.uk

Thursday 25 April
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk

Saturday 27 April
Anvil Arts, Basingstoke
www.anvilarts.org.uk

Sunday 28 April
The Radlett Centre
www.radlettcentre.co.uk

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