By Luke Bateman and Michael Conley
Based on the 18th century cautionary tale Vice in its Proper Shape, this brand new macabre musical for adults and children alike draws inspiration from an 18th century cautionary tale. It tells the story of a child who stumbles upon a magical menagerie where naughty children’s souls have been transformed into the animals they most resembled in life. Meanwhile the menagerie’s proprietor, a mysterious man in black, tasks the child to choose one animal to set free. Can the child who never thought about anyone else learn to put others’ needs before their own? A dark and imaginatively comic piece which incorporates innovative puppetry in its storytelling.
Clive Rowe has recorded the demo of the title song “Whatever Happens to Naughty Children”.
Whether you love kids, hate kids, or happen to be a kid, THE LITTLE BEASTS is for you.
There will be a work-in-progress production of THE LITTLE BEASTS in July 2017 in partnership with The OTHER PALACE. Click on the tab above for more information and to book tickets.
The three demos below were recorded in partnership with Price Studios.
Cast: Clive Rowe, Rebecca Brewer, Simone Murphy, Rose Shalloo and Joe Toland.
This July, in partnership with THE OTHER PALACE and supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, we are presenting THE LITTLE BEASTS as a work-in-progress production.
Each performance week will begin with 3 days of workshop to make adjustments to the piece in reaction to audience feedback from the week before. We’re fully expecting to be cutting full songs and scenes and encouraging all sorts of rewrites and changes throughout the three week run.
Due to the work-in-progress nature of the project it will have minimal production values and even the puppetry will be a bare-boned representation of what the fully produced show could become.
For this unique project to be successful we need an audience willing to offer honest feedback and critique on what they have seen.
The ticket pricing has been structured to reflect the evolution of the show throughout the run.
Tickets start at £7.50 for the first week and finish at £12.50 for third week when the show has developed.
Fri 14 Jul 11:00am & 7:30pm
Sat 15 Jul 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Thurs 20 Jul 11:00am & 7:30pm
Fri 21 Jul 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sat 22 Jul 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Thurs 27 Jul 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Fri 28 Jul 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Sat 29 Jul 2:30pm & 7:30pm
*There will be a formal feedback session after the 7.30pm performance on the 14th July with the cast and creatives that the audience will be invited to stay for. After the other performances some of the cast and/or creatives will welcome audience feedback in the bar in a more informal manner