UK National Tour: Autumn 2015 & Christmas Run: Colchester Arts Centre
Directed by Jim Carey. Scripted by Callum Mitchell. Music by Seamas Carey
A good fun small scale touring show which incorporated live music, puppetry and a large amount of foolishness. It toured up and down the British Isles until it bedded down in its Christmas home of Colchester.
"Three lost children wander through a dark forest at dusk in search of their missing father. As the night creeps closer, they stop to rest to share some of the weird and wonderful stories they’ve heard along the way. Hear the tale of The Elves & The Shoemaker, discover the fate of The Gingerbread Man and laugh in astonishment at The Emperor’s New Clothes!
But will the children ever find their way home again? What has happened to their father? And just who is the evil creature that haunts the forest, turning anything that moves into ice?
A magical new show from Silly Boys (creators of The Tallest Horse on Earth), The Elves & The Shoemaker is a hilarious, wacky and heart-warming take on some of the world’s favourite fairy tales. Reimagined using puppetry, live music and a huge dose of silliness!"