IMAGINATIVE CHILDREN’S PLAY FAIRY TALES GONE BAD IS PERFORMED AT THE LION SALT WORKS MUSEUM ON WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER
On Wednesday 1 November, Half Moon Theatre will perform an imaginative children’s play called Fairy Tales Gone Bad: Grannylocks and the Monstrous Duckling by Joseph Coelho at the multi award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich, Cheshire. The play starts at 2pm and is suitable for children over three years old. Tickets cost £4.50 for 16 and below and £6.50 for an adult ticket. Family tickets are available (2+2) for £17.60 and a Family Ticket (1+3) at £15.40. For an hour before the show there will be a free arts and crafts activity with Art Cart, inspired by Fairytales Gone Bad, open to everyone attending the show. Parking is free Tickets can be bought by visiting www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheshireruraltouringarts, at the Museum or by calling 01606 275066.
In Joseph Coelho’s Fairy Tales Gone Bad, fairy tales are not always what they seem. Was the ugly duckling ever ugly? Was Goldilocks really about the girl or was it a tale about a granny – a mean, thieving granny who had plans for something quite nasty? The audience is invited to join the poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters, discovering along the way that some tales are not as charming as we remember.
The play, which lasts 45 minutes, has been described as “Thrillingly grisly, darkly funny.” (Children’s Theatre Review, 2016)
Cllr Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing at Cheshire West & Chester Council, said: “I think children everywhere will love this subversive fairy tale. This high calibre play promises to be very entertaining and well worth going to see.”
The Museum has a large play area, butterfly garden, café and well-stocked shop.