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The Big ENORMOUS Present

Saturday 2nd February 2019 - Starts 11:30am, 2.30pm

TICKET PRICE: £7 ind., £26 family of four

What could possibly be inside the Big ENORMOUS Present, which has appeared mysteriously in the school playground? Who might it be for? To find out come and join the Pied Piper Theatre Company in this exciting, funny and poignant show. 

The Big ENORMOUS Present is a delightfully engaging play for young theatre-goers and their families. It explores the pressures of fitting in and making friends, of finding happiness and how giving can feel as good as receiving. The story unfolds in a school playground where Polly, Jack and Dot find a really big present (it’s actually ENORMOUS) and discover there’s a lot more to learn than just finding out what’s hidden inside.

This charming 50-minute show bursts with original music and songs to excite imaginations, and is a perfect introduction to the magic of live theatre story-telling.

To add to the enjoyment of the show, The Pied Piper Theatre website, www.piedpipertheatre.co.uk, is full of fabulous and fun activities to enjoy. There’s a beautifully illustrated copy of the story to download and keep, plus pictures and puzzles, and it’s all for free.

The much loved Pied Piper Theatre Company has been touring top quality children shows to over 70 schools in the South East annually, and to numerous theatre venues throughout the UK, Europe and Asia for more than 30 years. The company is supported by the Arts Council in recognition of the superb contribution it continues to make to children’s theatre.

Suitable for children aged 2+.

The people behind the show:

Playwright and Artistic Director: Tina Williams – Laura’s Star, Great Gran’s Great Games, My BIG Little Sister, Care of Henry, Robin’s Winter Adventure, Town Mouse & Country Mouse, Burglar Bill and Hare & Tortoise  for The Pied Piper Theatre Company between 2010 and 2018. Snowflakes for Oxford Playhouse in 2016.

Movement Director: Angela Gasparetto – (Custom/Practice, Fourth Monkey, Southwark Playhouse, Shatterbox, Royal Exchange Manchester) and for Pied Piper Great Gran’s Great Games, My BIG Little Sister, Robin’s Winter Adventure, Town Mouse & Country Mouse, Burglar Bill and Hare & Tortoise.

Composer: Julian Butler – Charlie and Lola’s Best Bestest Play, Charlie and Lola’s Extremely New Play and Gorilla (Polka Theatre, directed by Roman Stefanski), Up and Down (GaGa Theatre Company), The Paper Washi Wish and Little Sunshine, Little Rainfall (A Thousand Cranes Theatre), and A Christmas Carol (Lakeside Arts, Nottingham). He has written several musicals for young people including Beauty and the Beast, Red Riding Hood and Flat Stanley (with Mike Kenny, Engine House Theatre) and Run! A Sports Day Musical (with Lisa Evans, Polka Theatre)  Most recently The Everywhere Bear  (Polka Theatre and Touring) For Pied Piper, Robin’s Winter Adventure, Care of Henry, Town Mouse & Country Mouse, Burglar Bill and Hare & Tortoise.

Set Designer: Catherine Chapman Princess and Pea (Tutti Frutti), The Fever Chart (Pilot Theatre), The Diver (Soho Theatre and Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo), Fly in the Ointment, Cover her Feet (Stephen Joseph Theatre), King Arthur, As You Like It, The Crucible (costume design), Wind In The Willows, Coram Boy, 1984, Keys to the Kingdom, Bouncers, September in the Rain, The Trial, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (York Theatre Royal).  For Pied Piper, Burglar Bill, Robin’s Winter Adventure and Hare and Tortoise.


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