The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie Comes to The Atkinson

The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie Comes to The Atkinson

‘Les Enfants Terribles have actually found that winning formula of talent, charm and absolute irreverence – think, really cool top of the class kids.’ – The Stage

Roll up, roll up, for the most ‘magnifical’, ‘tremendible’ and ‘fantasticulous’ experience in town!

Les Enfants Terribles brings their ever-popular family show The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie to The Atkinson this March.

From the acclaimed, award-winning creators of The Terrible Enfants, Alice’s Adventures Underground and The Trench, Les Enfants Terribles are touring their family favourite for the fourth consecutive year in Spring 2016.

Watch the caravan of curiosities and its crew of mysterious misfits as they discover if bumblewasps are poisonous, what whistling panks eat, what happens when you lick trisillian toads, and whether the fabled Brian May Cow actually exists?

Help them answer these and more pointless questions in a ludicrously lyrical and magically musical tour of the Imaginary Menagerie’s finest exhibits. The one hour show is designed to delight big children and little adults alike with songs, tall tales and some very peculiar creatures…

‘There wasn’t a child in the audience that wasn’t squealing with delight’

‘If Roald Dahl and Tim Burton had ever met and decided to open a travelling circus, the result might have been something close to Les Enfants Terribles’ superb storybook world.’

‘A camp, ridiculous romp through a zoo-full of fictional creatures and their peculiar keepers’
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’ which was shown on BBC2 and starred Alan Davies. Oliver was named a ‘Broadcast Hotshot’s’ by Broadcast magazine and won the ‘Multi-talented’ award at Channel 4’s 4-Talent Awards. Director James Seager notes of the show’s success that “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 is a true spectacular for all the family and can be seen at The Atkinson on Sunday 20 March at 4.30pm. Tickets are £8 (£6 children / £24 family).
To book your tickets or more information please call Box Office on 01704 533333 or visit Tickets are also available over the counter at the Box Office during The Atkinson’s opening hours.

* There is a £1 booking fee for online and telephone sales and a 2% fee over the counter with a credit card.

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Les Enfants Terribles
The Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie
Sunday 20 March
£8 (£6 children/ £24 family)

In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street
For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333

About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. While the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters.
You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

The new Museum is now open. Sefton Between Land & Sea tells the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. While Discover Ancient Egypt – the new Egyptology Gallery is the home of the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not been seen for over 40

Posted on 7 March 2016 under General news

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