Sun, 07 Nov

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The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet

Shepton Literature Festival

The Tale of the Charming Rat 12pm & 1.30pm

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Shepton Literature Festival

Time & Location

07 Nov 2021, 12:00 – 14:00 GMT

The Art Bank, Shepton Mallet, 13 High St, Shepton Mallet BA4 5AD, UK

About the event

Cooper the rat is having a very strange day… Asha has been invited to an important event and it’s up to Cooper to get her there on time and ready to party! Will he pull it off without getting caught by Rats All Folks Exterminators? You and your household are invited to join in this epic adventure and help him along the way…

The Tale of the Charming Rat was originally made as a live outdoor show, set tour to Somerset towns and villages this season. They performed three live shows at Children’s World’s festive event in December before tighter Covid restrictions came in. Children’s world said of the performance:

“The Tale of the Charming Rat is a warm-hearted, beautifully performed show. Tall Tails and Wassail have successfully created a performance that is engaging and accessible for a broad audience, that is playful, musical and memorable. We loved having the show as part of our festive event.”

Co-produced by Tall Tails Theatre Company and Wassail

Written by Richard Young & Nick White

Directed by Nick White

Design by Nancy Betton

Music by Nick Brace

Performed by Abby Young & Richard Young

Access and Inclusion Consultant: Lulu Nunn

Sign consultant: Sonia Sansom, Regional Makaton Tutor

Illustration by Bryony Rees Warren

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