One evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. He’s lost his cuddly and absolutely can’t get to sleep without it.
Emily and Stanley bravely set off into the Dark and Scary Wood in search of the missing cuddly but on their return they find the Thing can’t sleep without hot milk either – or his tickly cough medicine… The daring duo head into the Whirling Wastes and even into the Whiny Witches’ Cavern in search of the lost things – but nothing seems to help. The question is: what is really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get to sleep?
Tall Stories (creators of the Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale stage shows) are proud to present their latest production: Emily Brown and the Thing, a highly inventive adaptation of the much-loved book by the award-winning duo Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train Your Dragon) and Neal Layton. Emily Brown and the Thing is one of a series of four books featuring the irrepressible Emily Brown.
The show is suitable for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups. Created in Tall Stories’ unique style, and told with original music, beautiful puppetry, physical storytelling and lots of comedy, Emily Brown and the Thing is a fantastic tale of derring-do.
- This is the second book in the Emily Brown series (the others include That Rabbit Belongs to Emily
Brown, Emily Brown and the Elephant Emergency and Cheer up your Teddy Bear, Emily Brown).
- That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown won the 2006 Nestle Prize.
Praise for the Emily Brown books: “Inspired partnership” (Sunday Telegraph) and “illustrated with
gloriously messy collages by Neal Layton, the funkiest illustrator on the block” (Daily Mail).
Tall Stories is a registered charity founded by co-directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell in 1997.
Seventeen years on the company has produced 24 original shows, toured throughout the UK, Europe, north America, Asia and Australasia, performed in the West End, on Broadway, at Sydney Opera House and at some fabulous museums, schools, garrisons and summer festivals too. The company ethos is and always has been to tell great stories well, sparking the imagination of all ages. It’s always a treat to hear a great story told well, and we hope that we will continue to do so for a long while yet.
Emily Brown and the Thing
Friday 7 November 4.30pm,
The Hawth Studio
Tickets: £8, Family of Four: £28 are available
Telephone: 01293 553636