STORY Pocket Theatre perform A Pocketful Of Grimms in The Studio tomorrow at 11am as part of York Theatre Royal's role as the hub for the 2017 York Literature Festival.
In a 60-minute show suitable for four year olds and upwards, the magical Storyteller whisks the audience away to a land of fables to explore some of the world’s favourite fairy tales in glorious retellings of Hansel and Gretel, Beauty And The Beast, Rumpelstiltskin and more besides that combine physical theatre, clowning, puppetry and music with Francine Huin-Wah's multi-purpose set.
Set up in 2013 by experienced theatre professionals Alison Beattie, Julia Black and Adam Fletcher-Forde, Story Pocket Theatre is devoted to bringing classic and original children's stories to the stage in a magical, inventive way in productions centred around the art of storytelling, creating a journey they hope will inspire a love of stories and theatre.
Meanwhile, The Crick Crack Club's Grim Grimms, a night of Fairytales For Grown-Ups in The Studio tomorrow at 8pm, has sold out. Four Gothic, stark, beguiling and beautiful if lesser-known stories will be hauled out of the nursery and into the adult fairytale world by Ben Haggarty. Full of forbidden doors, magical transformations, betrayals, comeuppances and talking skulls, this piece of performance storytelling also features musician Sherry Robinson.
On Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.45pm, again in The Studio, Door Ajar Theatre presents Thisbe, wherein 13-year-old Thisbe is neglected by her loved-up parents, Demetrius and Helena. However, an encounter with Puck gives her an opportunity to change that.
Tickets for these York Literature Festival shows are on sale on 01904 623568 or at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk