The truly heart-warming adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling book, The Scarecrows’ Wedding, returns to Leicester Square Theatre. Bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style (Stick Man), this award-winning production promises wit, drama, and wedding bells as you’re invited to Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay’s glorious wedding day.
Betty and Harry are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry, so they decide to get married and 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?
Director Eva Sampson comments, “I’m delighted that The Scarecrows’ Wedding will be returning to Leicester Square Theatre this summer, especially as Scamp have such a wonderful and long-standing relationship with the venue. It’s a great opportunity for us to bring this lovingly made folk musical to new audiences and share Harry and Betty’s epic love story!”
“… the feel-good finish is as thrilling as any of the big and joyous West End musicals.” LondonTheatre1.com
Notes to Editors
Title The Scarecrows’ Wedding
Performance dates Saturday 21st July – Sunday 2nd September 2018
Various show times – please check website for schedule
Running time 55 minutes
Twitter @ScampTheatre, #TheScarecrowsWedding
Director Eva Sampson
Designer James Button
Composer and Lyricist Darren Clark
Lighting Designer Elanor Higgins
Cast Mark Kane and Philippa Hogg
Location Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BX
Scamp Theatre present
The Scarecrows’ Wedding
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX
Saturday 21st July – Sunday 2nd September 2018
Press Performance: Wednesday 25th July, 1:30pm