Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (stage version)
Chichester Festival Theatre
From Fri 4 Aug 2017 to Sat 19 Aug 2017
What is that, trailing your footsteps, breathing softly down your neck?
Rediscover the magic and wonder of the original Grimm Tales, retold by master-storyteller Philip Pullman. In this stage version by Philip Wilson, you’ll meet the familiar characters – Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel – and some unexpected ones too, such as Hans-My-Hedgehog, the Goose Girl at the Spring and the remarkable Thousandfurs.
Full of deliciously dark twists and turns, the tales come to life in all their glittering, macabre brilliance – a delight for children and adults alike.
These Grimm Tales were first performed as immersive storytelling experiences underneath Shoreditch Town Hall, London, in 2014, and Bargehouse on the South Bank in 2015. They also offer plentiful opportunities for youth theatres, schools and amateur companies looking for a vivid new version of the classic fairytales.
Blog Post: Philip Pullman and Philip Wilson on what makes the Grimm Tales work so well on stage: 'What we find in them is a wonderful freedom and zest, entirely unencumbered by likelihood. The most marvellous or preposterous or hilarious or terrifying events happen with all the swiftness of dreams.' Read more >>
'A genuine delight… a compelling and brilliant collection for varying abilities, rich with imagination… gives teachers versions of these stories that would work with any year group'Teaching Drama
'Beautifully done, and thrilling to stumble upon... atmospheric to the point of inspiring awe'Telegraph
‘A magic box of glittering surprises’The Times
5 May 2016Size: 198mm x 129mm
5 May 2016
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