A determined orphan, a satchel full of spine-chilling stories and a whole lot of rain! Dickens meets Roald Dahl via Horrible Histories with laughs, frights and live music for all ages 8+.
Welcome to Tumblewater. Not that it’s a welcoming place - unless you’re an undertaker or an umbrella salesman. Caspian Prye, the twisted landowner, controls everything and everyone; even the police. Into this world stumbles Daniel Dorey, a fearless orphan armed only with his wits and a satchel of spine chilling stories. Can he bring down Caspian Prye? Can he rescue the girl in the distant room? Can he even stay alive long enough to tell his tales?
Edward Jaspers (co-writer: Hamlet! The Muscial – MTM/Whatsonstage Audience Choice Best Musical 2010) performs this one-man adaptation of Bruno Vincent’s deliciously dark novel (nominated for the 2010 Waterstone’s Children’s Book Awards). Directed by Caroline Horton (Best Solo Performer at the Stage Awards 2010 for You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy)
What the reviewers said about Grisly Tales at the Edinburgh Festival:
* * * * * "Witty, musical and magical... Fabulous." Three Weeks Magazine
* * * * "Teasel Theatre's rip-roaring production is an exciting and darkly comic delight with a pitch-perfect performance at its core." Edinburgh Spotlight
* * * * "Astonishing... a thoroughly enjoyable and wonderfully vibrant show." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
MUST SEE "A beacon of lighthearted pleasure." The Stage
"Brilliant: cheers the soul and stays with you long after it has finished" The Scotsman
"Energetic, physical and totally bonkers." What'sOnStage
"The perfect combination of surreal, gruesome and strangely lovely." Broadway World
"A sparkling diamond of a show: magical storytelling for all ages." Fringe Report"
Praise for Hamlet! The Musical
The absurdly clever and the seriously silly sit side by side - Lyn Gardner – The Guardian
Gleefully irreverent and inventive **** - Edinburgh Evening News
One of those shows where everything clicks and is sprinkled with stardust **** - The Daily Mail
Infectiously, insanely enjoyable - Stephen Fry
Available for touring in Spring 2014. Contact email@example.com