Newark’s own internationally acclaimed children’s theatre company, Blunderbus, are bringing their new production of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark to Farnsfield’s White Post Farm on Friday August 17 2012 at 11.30am.
The show, which is also on in Nottingham next day, will go on to tour Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai. It is based on the classic 1968 children’s book by Jill Tomlinson and Blunderbus describe it is a “funny, reassuring tale about Plop, the baby Barn Owl, and his fear of darkness.
The magical tale was “created especially for small people aged 3 to 7 years – and grown-ups who sleep with the big light on!”
It has been adapted especially for the outdoors, with direction and design by Blunderbus’s own Artistic Director, Bill Davies, and music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind.
Blunderbus say the show is “an irresistible blend of live music, handcrafted puppets and spellbinding storytelling, with the talented Blunderbus actor-musicians bringing this well-loved tale to life for a new generation of theatregoers.
Audiences share Plop’s journey into the night-time world of campfires, fireworks, starry nights and moonlit adventures. As he tumbles out of his nest and lands with an almighty thud in the village below, Plop begins a voyage of discovery with an array of new friends.
These consist of the handcrafted puppets of Orion the cat, the Grandma and a plethora of woodland animals. Showbiz newspaper The Stage said the production “Packs charm in bucket loads”.
Tickets for the outdoor show cost £7.50 and are available from 01623 882977 or go to http://whitepostfarmcentre.co.uk/events-and-offers/
The indoor version can also be seen at Nottingham Theatre Royal next day, Saturday August 18.
* White Post Farm, Mansfield Road, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8HL