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The Tale of the Cockatrice

Mumblecrust Theatre

A dark monster-loving fable for all ages

Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory a hideous creature awakens. A deadly cockatrice is born! Bold knights flee in terror... can a humble nun defeat the beast?  Two inter-dimensional storytellers, trapped in an empty void of forgetfulness, recount the legend of this evil creature, set in the village of Wherwell. We hear of the village’s struggles, the lives lost and the heroes slain.

Multi-award-winning Mumblecrust Theatre present two muddle-headed storytellers, an obscure British legend, breathtaking puppetry and spine-tingling live music in this dark and winding fable for monster-lovers young and old. 

Great for everyone 4+, this show is perfect for 7-12 year olds and will entertain parents and grandparents as well. 


“Best Newcomer to Brighton Fringe” 2017

“Best of Brighton Fringe: Children and Families Award” 2017

***** “a genuine work of art” The Voice

***** “a fascinating world of intrigue, mystique and fantasy”Primary Times