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Red Table Theatre Present: The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

In its delightful and highly acclaimed production of The Just So Stories, Red Table Theatre brings four of Rudyard Kipling's best-beloved tales to vivid life.

Everyday items from a dusty attic transmogrify into fantastical creatures and places, bringing these classic stories to life through discovered play. A blue sheet turns into a great whale which swallows a Scottish mariner; a Slinky and glove become the Elephant's Child's ever-expanding nose; and four red umbrellas form Pau Amma, a crab taller than the smoke from three volcanoes.

Four talented young actors use pots, pans, socks, cushions, tennis balls, lampshades and much more to create fantastical creatures and worlds, leading their audience on an unforgettable and song-filled journey from Pusat Tasek (the Heart of the Sea) to the banks of the great grey-green Limpopo River.

Bring your children and find out why the moon pulls the tides, why the camel has a hump, why the whale no longer eats men (or women, or little boys and girls), and the reason why the elephant’s nose is so long.

Age 4+
1hr (no interval)

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Video: Trailer for The Just So Stories

"Realm of pure imagination" - THE STAGE

“Terrific” - Shappi Khorsandi, DAILY TELEGRAPH

“In the same way that they make a dull piece of tarpaulin into the waves of an ocean, they have changed slightly old-fashioned tales into something pulsing with life” ***** FIVE STARS – BROADWAY BABY

“The Just So Stories is an example of children’s Fringe theatre as it should be: simple, spontaneous and spellbinding” ***** - BROADWAY BABY

“The acting is fantastic, the adaptation is imaginative, and above all, the children adore it”**** FOUR STARS – EDFRINGEREVIEWS

“…this show is a visual and aural delight. Catch it if you can”**** FOUR STARS – THREE WEEKS

“My boy is only here for a short time so making the most of all the kids shows. The Just So Stories were terrific yesterday. My boy was captivated. His mother’s frequent use of CBeebies as an electronic babysitter does not seem to have shortened his attention span. One less thing to worry/feel guilty about” - Shappi Khorsandi, DAILY TELEGRAPH


Year: 2013

The Maltings is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194