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Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling

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Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling
Fantasic For Families
  • All tickets are priced at £7 and can be obtained by visiting the Box Office or by calling 020 7709 8900. Tickets are also available online at www.halfmoon.org.uk (no booking fees).

A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story. Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous! Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl. It was always a tale about a granny - a mean, thieving granny who has plans for something quite nasty.

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember!

After the show there will be a chance to meet Joseph and purchase signed copies of his books, including Werewolf Club Rules!, as well as talk about his work.

Running Time: 45 mins

11am and 2pm

  • Music, Theatre

our storyteller unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember!

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