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Fairytales Gone Bad

Fairytales Gone Bad

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TUE 24 OCT, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Tickets: £10 / £8 children

Half Moon presents

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story…

Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous! Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl? It was always a tale about a granny - a mean, thieving granny who has plans for something quite nasty.

Join our poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember!

After the show there will be a chance to meet Joseph and purchase signed copies of his books, as well as talk about his work.

“Thrillingly grisly, darkly funny.” Children’s Theatre Review, 2016

“Brilliant poetry and storytelling: I’ll never quite think about fairytales in the same way ever again. Thank you.”
Audience member @ Half Moon

“Perfectly pitched, gripping and funny – everyone at the library loved it, thank you.” Librarian,

#FairytalesGoneBad @halfmoontheatre @poetryjoe

Running time: 45 mins (no interval)

Recommended Age: 3+

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