Tagged: fairytale

The Magic Porridge Pot & Other Tasty Tales

Splodge that porridge! Slurp that soup! Snap that biscuit!

On today’s menu there is a trio of traditional and tasty tales to tantalize and tease. For starters we have the magic pot which won’t stop producing porridge. The main course is a delicious soup made from the scrummiest stone in the world and for pudding (if you can catch it) we have a walking talking Gingerbread Man, who is just asking to be munched! Oh Crumbs!

These three yummy yarns which you know so well are served with unexpected spices and quirky flavours, along with Widdershins’ trademark ingredients of puppets, pop-up sets and original music. Perfect fare for fussy foodies and discerning diners. Bon Appetit!

An audiobook of the story, written and narrated by Andy Lawrence from Theatre of Widdershins and featuring music from the production, is available for purchase with a total running time of 62 minutes 9 seconds.

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Rumpelstiltskin and the Wheel of Fortune

Poor Polly Buckwheat, the Miller’s daughter, is in a bit of a pickle! If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty. But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?

An audiobook of the story, written and narrated by Andy Lawrence from Theatre of Widdershins and featuring music from the production, is available for purchase with a total running time of 59 minutes 27 seconds.

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

Shooooooooooooooes….! Ah, new shoes… Delightful on the feet. Soft, dancing shoes; swarthy pirate shoes; silver buckle and silken soles. No one makes shoes like an elf.

Inspired by the Ladybird book, this is the story of Elvis Schumacker, cobbler and craftsman, who has worked all his life creating the most beautiful footwear. But now he’s hit hard times… Everyone’s buying boring shoes from the evil businessman, Bunyan Soleless. Time is running out for Elvis. With one piece of leather left and Bunyan’s factory growing, can anyone help him?

The music for this production by Theatre of Widdershins is composed in a variety of styles including a sea shanty and a fandango, and features an unusual ensemble of percussion instruments.

An audiobook of the story, written and narrated by Andy Lawrence from Theatre of Widdershins and featuring music from the production, is available for purchase with a total running time of 52 minutes 30 seconds.

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Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom

Tangles? Split Ends? Frizzy? Flyaway? It’s hard enough having a bad hair day but pity poor Rapunzel spending her life in a tower with a wicked witch using her captive’s locks as a step ladder! What sort of damage is that going to do to your hair?

Theatre of Widdershins have taken this Grimm tale right back to its dark roots, teased out the tangles and styled it into a beautifully coiffured hair piece! This enchanting story promises plenty of body, volume and loads of highlights. Make an appointment to listen today – because you’re worth it!!!

The music for this production is composed in a variety of styles including that of a Mariachi band, and makes notable use of harp, guitar, harmonium and prepared piano.

An audiobook of the story, written and narrated by Andy Lawrence from Theatre of Widdershins and featuring music from the production, is available for purchase with a total running time of 59 minutes 20 seconds.

To buy it in a downloadable format of your choice for £4.50 click here.

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Red Hood

Once upon a time, cloaked in her favoured red hood, Little Red-Cap set off to Grandmother. But soon she was drawn away from her designated path by what the surrounding woods had to offer – mysteries, beauty and the Wolf. Red, now a 40 year old woman, still bears the same fears, guilt and anger as she remembers the day her life changed. Creating a new red hood for her daughter, she struggles to make the ultimate choice as to whether or not to pass on her identity and in turn her fate.

The music for this psychological horror, written and directed by Navin Dev, was composed for orchestra, mixed choir and soprano. The soprano part was performed by Kasia Middleton.

Washougal International Film Festival 2008 award winner. Shortlisted for award at Sefton Short Film Festival 2008. Selected for Bootleg Film Festival Glasgow 2008, Branchage Jersey International Film Festival 2008, Gold Lion Film Festival 2008, Bacup Film Festival 2008, Amberg Horror Fest 2008, Filmstock International Film Festival 2008, Florence International Film Festival 2008, Omaha Film Festival 2009, Dam Short Film Festival 2009, International Film Festival Egypt 2009 and London Short Film Festival 2010. Available to view at Festival de Cannes: Short Film Corner 2008.

Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails

Our storyteller’s on the run from those three-headed monsters, trying to bring you the most fantastic tales from the Magic Land of Three. Are you really sure what happened to the Big Bad Wolf and those Three Little Pigs? Why was Goldilocks walking in the woods? And as for the Three Billy Goats Gruff, how did they really deal with that troll?

The music for this production by Theatre of Widdershins features several folk styles, including Roma Gypsy, Argentinian Tango and Celtic, as well as some haphazard instrumental ensembles including Alpen Horns, Balalaikas and burps!

An audiobook of this story, written and narrated by Andy Lawrence from Theatre of Widdershins and featuring music from the production, is available for purchase with a total running time of 66 minutes 25 seconds.

To buy it on CD for £6 (+£1.20 p&p) click here.

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