• SHOWING
    • 29 Nov -
      20 Jan 2019
      29 Nov - 20 Jan 2019
    About

    Adapted for the stage by Bea Roberts / Directed by Nik Partridge
    Designer Rosanna Vize / Composer & Musical Director David Ridley

    This Christmas we turn the Factory Theatre into a giant adventure playground to tell the charmingly irreverent story of The Borrowersbased on the much loved novel by Mary Norton.

    Below the floorboards of a large house in Bristol, we are plunged into the quirky, wonky, miniature world of young Arrietty and her family of Borrowers. Making use of anything and everything they find ‘upstairs’, from cotton buds to crisp packets, string to Subutteo players, the Borrowers are the original up-cyclers.

    However their quiet existence is torn apart by the arrival of a family of Human Beans and soon the quiet ticking of the grandfather clock is replaced by Hoovers, TVs and the sound of Tom Jones on the radio. Arrietty longs to see what life is like for the new family of giants and her friendship with the eight year old Eddie is the opportunity to do just that.

    With an original script by Bea Roberts (Little Mermaid, the egg) and directed by Nik Partridge (The New Adventures of Snow Mouse, Travelling Light), formerly Director in Residence at Tobacco Factory Theatres, this re-telling of a classic childhood favourite will set imaginations alight this
    Christmas.

    Presented with the permission of The deFaria Company

    BGS Brand CMYK NEW COLOURS TEST 2 coated is proud to support Tobacco Factory Theatres as its stages this production

    The John Fernald Award (through Equity) is supporting Tobacco Factory Theatres and Nik Partridge as they stage this production

    The Garrick Charitable Trust is supporting the post of Assistant Director for The Borrowers

    DAC_Beachcroft_Secondary Short Logo_CMYK_blue no line is proud to support Tobacco Factory Theatres as its stages its May – Dec 18 season.

    • RUNNING TIME2hrs (inc. interval)
    • AGE RECOMMENDATION6+
    • VENUE

    TICKETS From £12 (limited availability)
    Performances on Thu 29 November – Mon 03 December are previews.

    Due to unforeseen circumstances the performance advertised on Fri 21 December at 1pm has been cancelled

    FAMILY TICKET OFFER* 15% off

    *4 tickets including at least one child ticket
    (excludes Price Band C)

    MULTIBUYS Book 3 or more shows SAVE 15% and Book 5 or more shows SAVE 20%.

    BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
    Fri 14 December 7.30pm
    tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    RELAXED PERFORMANCES
    Wed 09 January 6pm & Thu 10 January 1pm
    Performances specially adapted to create a more welcoming atmosphere for audiences with additional needs.

    GET INVOLVED:

    INSIDE: THE BORROWERS
    Sat 12 January 10am – 1pm
    Lively discussions, lectures, workshops and Q&A sessions with experts in the field and the director of the production, Nik Partridge.

    SCHOOLS WORKSHOPS

     

    Reviews
    • "Highly original and deliciously quirky"

      The Guardian on Little Mermaid by Bea Roberts
    • ****

      "Delightful"

      The Stage on Nik Partridge's direction of The New Adventures of Snow Mouse

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