|The Famous Five At The Tabard Theatre|
Enid Blyton's classic brought to life in brand new musical adaptation
Following the huge success of Stig of the Dump last year, the Tabard Theatre is delighted to announce its production of a brand new musical adaptation of the literary classic series The Famous Five, to play at the Chiswick venue this Christmas.
Enid Blyton is without doubt one of the most successful children’s storytellers of all time and the Famous Five’ series arguably her best works. The continued popularity of the books is testament to her timeless appeal.
With lashings of ginger beer and ham sandwiches, the five go on an adventure through lost caves, Kirrin island, sunken ships and abandoned treasure. A company of six actors will recreate Julian, Dick, Ann, George and of course Timmy the dog in a magical fantastical world far away.
The same creative team that brought Stig of the Dump to the stage return with Richard Williams (former artistic director of the Unicorn Theatre) adapting and Leon Parris (Wolfboy, Scary Musical) composing. West End director Russell Labey (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sunset Boulevard, New Boy) and Olivier award winning lighting designer Mike Robertson (Sunday in the Park with George) also return to the helm.
The cast includes Gregg Lowe (New Boy at the Trafalgar Studios) ,Claire Louise Connolly (Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, Hello Dolly, Regents Park Open Air Theatre) and also John Jo Flynn, Tom Veasy, Phil Labey and Charlotte McCurry
The Famous Five is an enchanting and magical adventure and will make your Christmas theatre going experience truly a night to remember.
December 4, 2009