Half-term to enchant families with classic fairy tales in Watlington and Sedgeford

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Watlington and Sedgeford village halls will come alive with the magic of classic fairy tales this half term, brought to life in a series of beautifully re-imagined stage adaptations.

Leave reality behind for two enchanted days this autumn, and watch these childrens’ classics unfold on the stage this October with Creative Arts East.

Escape the rat race at Watlington Village Hall on Tuesday, October 28, when the Piper calls the tune in a production by the world-renowned Norwich Puppet Theatre, adding a special sprinkle of magic to this stunning adaptation of The Pied Piper.

Combining a perfectly tuned blend of puppetry, music and storytelling by one irrepressible performer, armed with a host of characters, the whole village of Hamlin comes alive in this

charming story of naughty rats, clever children and a very magic flute!

This traditional tale of a tune with many ‘tails’ will enchant the whole family in a perfect autumn afternoon treat. Suitable for youngsters aged three to seven-years-old, and families, the show will take place at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £4 in advance for £5 on the door for adults, £3 in advance for children or £4 on the door. There are also family tickets available for £12 in advance, or £16 on the door. Book by calling 01553 810732.

The following afternoon in Sedgeford, some helpful elves will put their best foot forward for a fresh and funny look at classic children’s tales.

Families will love The Elves and the Shoemaker, which has had a comical and endearing new telling, by the young and exciting theatre company, Silly Boys.

Performed at Sedgeford Village Hall on Wednsday, October 29, at 7.30pm, this magical new show is a hilarious, wacky and heart-warming take on this favourite fairytale and some unexpected


Meet the silly old Shoemaker, discover the fate of The Gingerbread Man and laugh in astonishment at The Emperor’s New Clothes!

This beautifully inventive and original delivery of these well-loved tales is told for a whole new generation using puppetry, live music and a huge dose of silliness.

An ideal treat for ages four and above, and families, to share, tickets are available from the box office on 01485 570097 or 01485 579355, at £6 for adults and £4 for children.