Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is delighted to welcome Tall Stories back with their fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom, the best-selling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Find out in the magical Olivier Award nominated show for everyone aged 3 and up (Thu 19 – Sun 22 Mar).
Iggety Ziggety Zaggety Zoom! The witch and her cat are travelling on their broomstick when they pick up some hitch-hikers – a friendly dog, a beautiful green bird and a frantic frog. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – it snaps in two… just as the hungry dragon appears!
Room on the Broom is a children’s story book by writer and playwright Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which tells the story of a kind witch and her cat who invite three other animals to join them travelling on her broomstick. It has been translated into 22 languages and has won six book awards (Scottish, Sheffield, Stockport, Norfolk, Blue Peter and Mumsnet).
It was first published in 2001 and has since been made into an animated film, narrated by Simon Pegg and starring the voices of Martin Clunes, Rob Brydon, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams, Gillian Anderson and Timothy Spall. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best short animated film in 2013.
The book was adapted for the stage by Tall Stories Theatre Company in 2008, and has toured around the United Kingdom and the rest of the world since then. The company was founded in 1997 by joint artistic directors Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell, who have co-created all the company’s shows since then. Tall Stories is a registered charity which has become internationally recognised for its exciting blend of storytelling theatre, original music and lots of laughs.
Room on the Broom has eight performances at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Thu 19 – Sun 22 Mar. Tickets are on sale via the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org/room-on-the-broom or visit the theatre in person.