Thursday, 28 November 2013

Grimm Fairy Tales (theatre)

The third in the trilogy of The Pantaloons (A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Canterbury Tales) 2013 productions will visit Eastbourne in December when the Company performs Grimm Fairy Tales at the Under Ground Theatre. The show is suitable for the whole family from children to grandparents and could be considered an alternative to the annual pantomime as several of the tales that will be incorporated are seasonal favourites.

The Grimm brothers collected and published folk tales in the first half of the nineteenth century. Their first collection of 86 stories was so popular at the time that it was republished and expanded many times, eventually comprising over 200 stories. Many of these, such as Hansel and Gretel, The Frog Prince, Rumplestitskin, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood are just as popular today.

The Pantaloons will perform comedy versions of selected stories with enough of the more horrible and gruesome elements included to keep the kids happy, but with inventive staging and funny gags for adults!

Under Ground Theatre, Sun 15th Dec, 14.00.
Tickets £6.50, UGT members £5.50, available online, by calling 0845 680 1926, or in person from the Under Ground Theatre and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.