Pure imagination bursts onto stage

Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie
Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie

Roll up, roll up, roll up for a very unusual theatrical event coming to The Lighthouse Theatre in Kettering at the end of the half term.

After successful runs in Edinburgh and around the UK, Les Enfants Terribles bring The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie to the venue as part of a UK tour.

Les Enfants Terribles aim to delight big children and little adults alike with songs, tall tales and some very peculiar creatures.

Ever wanted to count a Decapus’s legs? Or wondered what a Whistling Pank eats? Would you like to catch a glimpse of the fabled ‘Massive Paw’, or lick a Tresillian Toad? Or perhaps see a cow that looks like Brian May? Then you’ve come to the right place! Dr Longitude and his team of ‘experts’ are here to guide you through a puppet-packed, ludicrously lyrical and magically musical tour of the Imaginary Menagerie’s finest exhibits.

Written by Anthony Spargo and Oliver Lansley, a published playwright who also works extensively in television co-creating/writing ITV2’s FM and numerous other projects including Whites on BBC2 and starred Alan Davies.

Lansley was named a ‘Broadcast Hotshot’ by Broadcast magazine and won the ‘Multi-talented’ award at Channel 4’s 4-Talent Awards.

Director of the show James Seager said: “I think the show succeeds in not patronising kids, which is important. It doesn’t talk down to them, and I believe that this is one of the reasons why it has a huge fun appeal and a real joy about it which adult audiences respond to.”

The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie can be seen at 2pm on Sunday February 21.

Tickets for the show are £14 for adults, £12 for children and family tickets of four people cost £48.

For further information or to book tickets in advance call 01536 414141 or visit www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk/