As if by magic… Mr Benn appears at the Exeter Northcott
As if by magic, Mr Benn will be appearing at the theatre between Wednesday 11 December and Saturday 4 January.
One ordinary day, Mr Benn receives an invitation to a fancy dress party – and comes across an extraordinary shop. As if by magic, the shopkeeper appears with an array of costumes, and shows him into the dressing room.
Inside is a mysterious door that leads Mr Benn into incredible adventures, full of dragons, princesses and sea monsters… Will Mr Benn ever go back to his ordinary life?
Based on the much-loved TV series by David McKee, Tall Stories bring their style to the stage with catchy songs and astounding magic.
Mr Benn first captivated an audience over forty years ago when David McKee turned his series of picture books into an animated television series. Only 14 episodes were made back in the 1970s but for an entire generation, Mr Benn made an immediate impact, an impact the series’ voiceover artist, Ray Brooks, didn’t think possible.
“I don’t think Dave McKee and I even had an inkling of how successful it would be. How could we?” he said.
“My voice is recognised all the time. We recorded the series over a couple of years. Every time he [McKee] completed an episode we were back recording in tiny studios, which are long gone now”
Mr Benn follows Tall Stories’ 2012 Christmas production of The Snail and the Whale at Exeter Northcott Theatre.
For dates, times and tickets pop over to the Mr Benn page on the Exeter Northcott site.
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