EMILY BROWN AND THE THING Comes to Birmingham this Christmas

Monstrous family fun is heading to Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio this Christmas as Emily Brown and the Thing plays from Monday 17 December 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019 with tickets priced at just £12.50 and family tickets for £32 (Up to 3 children with 1 adult or 2 adults and 2 children).

Based on the much-loved book by Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton, Tall Stories’ (creators of The Gruffalo and The Snail and the Whale stage shows) highly acclaimed production follows the adventures of Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit, Stanley. This festive family show is suitable for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups, featuring original music, puppetry, physical storytelling and plenty of comedy.

One winter’s night, Emily and Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. He’s lost his cuddly and absolutely can’t get to sleep without it. Emily and Stanley bravely set off into the Dark and Scary Wood in search of the missing cuddly but on their return they find the Thing can’t sleep without hot milk either – or his tickly cough medicine… The daring duo head into the Whirling Wastes and even into the Whiny Witches’ Cavern in search of the lost things – but nothing seems to help.  The question is: what is really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get to sleep?

Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a UK tour and international engagements at the Sydney Opera House, in Melbourne, Brisbane, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, Emily Brown and the Thing is set to delight Birmingham audiences this Christmas. Following its Birmingham run the production will head to the the New Victory Theater in New York and complete a tour of North America.

Emily Brown and the Thing plays at the Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome from Monday 17 December 2018 – Sunday 6 January 2019 with tickets priced at just £12.50 and family tickets for £32 (Up to 3 children with 1 adult or 2 adults and 2 children). For tickets call 0844 338 5000 or visit birminghamhippodrome.com.

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