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Fairytales, Fables & Other Assorted Nonsense

Saturday, December 23

Fairytales, Fables & Other Assorted Nonsense – Christmas Theatre Performance
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “There’s carnage, chaos and a huge amount of humour as Assembleth Theatre populate Greece, Troy and a doorless wooden horse.” Rated in British Theatre Guides top South West Picks of 2017 British Theatre Guide
Fairy tales from across the land live in fear. Fear for their lives, fear for their freedom and, most importantly, fear for their turnips. Why you ask? Because Little Red Riding Hood has taken control. The once sweet and innocent girl now rules The Fairytale Woods with an iron fist and a mob of incompetent wolves, intent on creating layer upon layer of bureaucracy till no fairytale can live free.
All this changes when Susan, a kind, if rather uninspiring, book editor from Croydon finds herself magically transported into this world of wonder and fantasy. Faced with tax collecting big bad wolves, talking pigs intent on rebellion and smorgasbords of poisoned fruits, Susan must try desperately to find a way home. If she starts a revolution along the way, well that can’t hurt anyone can it?
Featuring all your old favourites from Cinderella and Prince Charming to Snow White and the Three Bears, Assembleth Theatre’s brand-new fantastical comedy
Fairytales, Fables & Other Assorted Nonsense will take you on a rebellious fairytale journey you’ll never forget. Fairytales, Fables & Other Assorted Nonsense was co-created over a period of three months in late 2022 with a group of young people aged 15-18 from the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth’s Rebels
programme.
It is intended to capture the essence of these sessions and the themes young people wanted to explore through comedy. The R&D was supported by Barbican Theatre Plymouth, and their young people.

“Great fun! barking mad and some wondrously daft gags. Cheers Assembleth for a riotous afternoon!” Audience comment
“I saw this show in a glorious outdoor setting which seemed perfect for a story about an epic voyage. The Shodyssey is a joyful romp through the Greek tale, and the script and acting are as sharp as the previous work that Assembleth have produced. The comedy was perfectly suited to a family audience, and the company are easy and professional to work with. Highly recommended!” Claire Marshall – Director, Carn to Cove on The Shodyssey 2022
“The Shodyssey is a hilarious journey through classical mythology, and our rural audiences loved it! The company were self-contained and professional throughout the process and a pleasure to deal with.”
Mair George – Director, Villages in Action on The Shodyssey 2022
“A very funny and fast-paced show. It’s cleverly written, but also very, very, very silly.” Fringe Review
“Great fun! barking mad and some wondrously daft gags. Cheers Assembleth for a riotous afternoon!” Audience comment
“I saw this show in a glorious outdoor setting which seemed perfect for a story about an epic voyage. The Shodyssey is a joyful romp through the Greek tale, and the script and acting are as sharp as the previous work that Assembleth have produced. The comedy was perfectly suited to a family audience, and the company are easy and professional to work with. Highly recommended!” Claire Marshall – Director, Carn to Cove on The Shodyssey 2022
“The Shodyssey is a hilarious journey through classical mythology, and our rural audiences loved it! The company were self-contained and professional throughout the process and a pleasure to deal with.”
Mair George – Director, Villages in Action on The Shodyssey 2022
“A very funny and fast-paced show. It’s cleverly written, but also very, very, very silly.” Fringe Review

All seats / tickets includes any booking fees/charges
Full ticket prices – £16.50 including ticket fees
Concessions – £13.50 including ticket fees, available to anyone self-identifying as needing a concession
Pay It Forward £26.50 including ticket fees
4 free tickets per night – 4 free tickets available for anyone who identifies as in need.
Tickets are issued as e-tickets which will be sent to the email address registered when you place your order.

For all dates and times, book on our website here.

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