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Tiddler & other terrific tales

from Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Udderbelly Bristo Square,
Box Office 0844 545 8252

Tiddler & other terrific tales from Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler will be at the Udderbelly, Bristo Square Thurs 2 – Mon 27 Aug 2012 at 11.15, following a 14 week UK Tour. Running time 50 minutes.

Tiddler & other Terrific Tales is adapted from the books by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler – the creators of ‘The Gruffalo’. Featuring their best loved titles: ‘Tiddler’, ‘Monkey Puzzle’, ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ and ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’.

Julia Donaldson is the Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate. Tiddler & other Terrific Tales is produced by Scamp Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre.

Under the sea, out on the farm and into the jungle, these terrific tales are woven together with live music, puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters. 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?

In the cast are Joseph Carey, Peta Dennis and Mathew Hamper. The director is Sally Cookson with design by Katie Sykes, lighting by Elanor Higgins and music by Benji Bower.

Sally Cookson, Katie Sykes and Benji Bower were the creative team for the acclaimed ‘Cinderella: A Fairy Tale’ Tobacco Factory Bristol last Christmas and ‘Treasure Island’ at the Bristol Old Vic in 2011.

Peta Dennis was in the sell out seasons of Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man at the Edinburgh Festival, Paris, Leicester Square Theatre, Hong Kong and Singapore, Joseph Carey has performed with the Trestle Theatre Company at the National Theatre, the David Glass Ensemble and with the Slava Theatre Sweden as performer and saxophonist, Mathew Hamper was in a UK tour of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Friend or Foe’ for Scamp Theatre. This cast will be the musicians for Bunk Puppets Slapdash Galaxy at the Underbelly,Cowgate.

Julia Donaldson "I'm so excited that this wonderful production of Tiddler & other terrific tales has been part of The Spark Festival's 10th Birthday in Leicester. It's the first time a professional theatre company has based a play on a number of my books. It was after seeing Scamp's production of Michael Morpurgo's ‘Aesop's Fables’ that I was so keen for Scamp to use a similar format for my books with Axel Scheffler, so I'm delighted that it's happened."

Thurs 2 – Mon 27 Aug (not Thurs 9 ) 11.15
Tickets £10/£11 (£6 previews Thurs 2 & Fri 3 Aug), Running Time 50 mins
Suitable for ages 3+

27 March 2012