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Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark comes to Tyne Theatre & Opera House

RGM Productions in association with Alice House Theatre

Originally co-produced by The Sherman Theatre.

supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council Wales presents

The Hunting of the Snark

A Family Musical Adventure

Inspired by the poem by Lewis Carroll

Written by Annabel Wigoder Music & Lyrics by Gareth Cooper


Tuesday 17 October, 4pm


Directed by Gemma Colclough; Musical Direction by Gareth Cooper; Designed by Justin Nardella

RGM productions today announces The Hunting of the Snark, a brand-new family musical inspired by the creator of Alice and Wonderland’s beloved classic poem will be visitng Newcastle this Autumn. From the lead producer of the international smash hit musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical, The Hunting of the Snark made its world première in Cardiff at the Sherman Theatre last year followed by a run at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Following its West End debut this summer, The Hunting of the Snark comes to Tyne Theatre and Opera House, 17 October.

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome!

The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds.  

Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new, highly original, ultra-modern adaptation inspired by his beloved classic poem

This show features five high-energy actors, a life-like puppet, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.

A riotous ragtag gang of bold adventurers including The Boy, The Banker, The Butcher, The Baker, The Bellman and The Knitting Beaver set off on a quest to catch the mythical Snark… on the journey they encounter the Jub Jub Bird, the sly Bandersnatch and the dastardly Boojum… Can a Snark be caught with soap?  Will the Beaver escape the hungry Butcher’s clutches? Will the Baker remember his name? Does anyone know what a Snark actually looks like?

Side-splittingly funny, joyful, fast-paced and bursting with a soundtrack of witty songs by an award-winning songwriter, The Hunting of the Snark will delight, excite and entertain.

Gemma Colclough directs Simon Turner (The Banker), Ben Galpin (The Bellman), Polly Smith (The Butcher), Will Bryant (The Baker & The Bandersnatch), Jordan Leigh-Harris (Boy)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHNcUXvqxZg

The Hunting of the Snark _ Listings

Tyne Theatre and Opera House

117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AG

Tuesday 17 October, 4pm


Box Office: 0844 2491 000* / www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

*Calls will cost 7 pence per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge

Website: www.snarkthemusical.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheHuntingOfTheSnarkShow/

Twitter: @TheSnarkHunt

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By Emily