Friday, May 27, 2011

Grisly Tales From Tumblewater

"A determined orphan, a satchel of twisted stories and a whole lot of rain."

Welcome to Tumblewater. Not that it’s a welcoming place - unless you’re an undertaker or an umbrella salesman. Caspian Prye, the twisted landowner, controls everything and everyone; even the police. Into this world stumbles Daniel Dorey, a fearless orphan armed only with his wits and a satchel of spine chilling stories. Can he bring down Caspian Prye? Can he rescue the girl in the distant room? Can he even stay alive long enough to tell his tales?

Edward Jaspers (co-writer: Hamlet! The Muscial – MTM/Whatsonstage Audience Choice Best Musical 2010) performs this one-man adaptation of Bruno Vincent’s deliciously dark novel (nominated for the 2010 Waterstone’s Children’s Book Award). Dickens meets The Shockheaded Peter with laughs, frights and live music.

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