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Owl who was afraid of the dark at Middlesbrough Town Hall

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 11.31.12INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed children’s theatre company Blunderbus are bringing their production of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark to Middlesbrough Town Hall on Sunday, November 1.

Based on the classic 1992 children’s book by Jill Tomlinson, this funny, reassuring tale about Plop the baby Barn Owl and his fear of darkness has been created especially for small people aged three to seven years (and grown-ups who sleep with the big light on!).

The story has been adapted for the stage by Lynn Roberson Hay, with music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind and direction and design by Blunderbus’s own Artistic Director, Bill Davies.

With an irresistible blend of live music, handcrafted puppets and spellbinding storytelling, the talented Blunderbus actor-musicians bring this well-loved tale to life for a new generation of theatregoers.

Children and their grown-ups will 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.

The handcrafted puppets of Orion the cat, the Grandma and a plethora of woodland animals are truly breath-taking and add to the company’s critically acclaimed reputation.

Blunderbus Theatre Company will return to Middlesbrough Town Hall later in the year with the perfect treat for Christmas – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on December 23 & 24.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark is suitable for children aged three to seven and takes place at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Sunday, November 1 at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Tickets are £6.50 each with a family ticket available for £22.

To book or for further information, call Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office on 01642 729 729 or book online at www.middlesbroughtownhallonline.co.uk

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