Fireside Folktales

Strawberry Hill House & Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
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This event ended on Monday 2nd of September 2019

£8 in advance per person.
Limited tickets are available on the door.


Strawberry Hill House & Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham

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Strawberry Hill 0.25 miles


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Join us for two days of very special children's theatre performances from 'Fireside Folktales'. Choose from Aesop's Fables (ages 3+), Persephone & The Pomegranate Seeds (ages 7+) and A Tale of Robin Hood (ages 7+), all of which retell myths, legends, and folktales from around the world.

Aesop's Fables - 30 mins - 3+
Three of Aesop's classic fables – The Ants & The Grasshopper, The Fox & The Stork and The Hare & The Tortoise – have been woven together into this delightful, funny and engaging play for children of all ages. Harvest time is nearly here and there’s still so much work for the animals to do to make sure they will last through the winter. Can they put their disagreements aside and get the job done in time for the festival?

Persephone & The Pomegranate Seeds - 35 mins - 7+
There are many versions of the classic Greek myth that explains how the seasons came to be - this is ours! Learn how close the goddess Demeter came to destroying the world when her beloved daughter Persephone was stolen away by Hades, the Lord of the Underworld - and how Zeus and Hermes searched for a solution that everyone could live with. Were they successful? You'll have to see the show to find out...

A Tale of Robin Hood - 35 mins - 7+ (parental advisory: contains sword fighting and staged violence)
With Richard the Lionheart absent, corruption and injustice are rife in England. The country cries out for a champion - and in the heart of the forest, a legend stirs... Join Robin and his friends on a daring mission to save Sir Guy of Gisborne's prisoner, Friar Tuck, from the hangman's noose.

Fireside Folktales is the latest project from South West London-based theatre company Shadow Road Productions and is run by Emma King-Farlow and Amy Floyd. They specialise in retelling myths, legends, and folktales from around the world, each presented as an original short play performed by a company of professional actors to audiences of all ages in their magical 8m diameter Story Tent!


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