A little dolls’ house magic will be used to tell a clutch of Rats’ Tales this Christmas at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.
The world premiere from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy tells stories that get to the heart of childhood and celebrate the spirit of the festive season.
Rats’ Tales uses live music, animation, puppetry and storytelling, taking audiences on a thrilling journey into new and mysterious adaptations of folk stories from around the world.
And the production team snapped up some products from our Builders’ Merchant items to help with some key props. One of the actors emerges from a dolls’ house in the show, starting off first as doll-size, growing larger and larger until they become human sized and exit the house!
The production, inspired by the Pied Piper, brings together a dark and magical cycle of folk tales from around the world, to create an unforgettable evening and what the theatre’s billing “a genuine alternative to pantomime”. It includes live music, animation, puppetry and acting.
The show runs until January 12. Box Office 0161 833 9833.
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