Family Sunday AT DRAPER HALL
SUN 14TH APRIL
Doors Open: 4.30pm
And we are back with our always popular FAMILY SUNDAY scheme of presenting a fantastic show for the entire family followed by a nutricious, hot sit down meal and all of this for £6 adults and £4 kids (plus eventbrite fees) included in the entrance price: book on time to avoid disappointment: this is likely to go SOLD OUT quickly
Door open at 4.30pm -Show starts promptly at 5pm (1 hour) and then supper (we have always veggie and vegan alternatives)
The Battle of Frogs and Mice is a 5-star, interactive family show with LIVE music.
Using the hallmarks of the oral poetic tradition, the plot of our adaptation changes with every re-telling, while broadly following the key points of the original poem.
The prince of mice, Crumbsnatcher, meets Puffjaw, king of the frogs, and is accidentally drowned when Puffjaw offers to entertain him in his palace across the pond. The mice, on learning of the demise of their prince, wage war on the frogs.
The war ends after a single day of epic battle.
Three storytellers live-compose the story, using toy-props as puppets to represent the characters. They are in dialogue with two acoustic musicians, and all five performers riff off of each other to change the plot and interact with the audience. Audience members are invited on stage for dances, competitions and ultimately to take up arms for their chosen faction.
Who will you fight for, the frogs or the mice?
‘The Battle of Frogs and Mice is one of those rare shows that really is enjoyable to all ages … this is a show that families cannot afford to miss.‘
‘ This is such an illuminating show it could brighten the darkest place on earth.’
Primary Times Edinburgh
‘ The performances are some of the strongest I can recall at any Fringe.’ Theatre49