The show opened this week for a limited run in October before transferring to its next venue at the festival. Based on Enid Blyton’s multi-million-selling books, this original musical adaptation is a quest for adventure only suitable for those willing to save the world.
Nothing like a summer of adventure, excitement and limitless plans to make… only to be ruined by the arrival of your cousins. Yep, that’s what’s in store for George and her dog Timmy, who upon her coming to the bay, she will learn that she’ll have to cope with Julian, Anne and Dick during her whole stay. It appears the fun is over from the very start of the holidays… Or is it? Things may be about to change when they find about Kirrin Island… and its ruined castle filled with mysteries to solve. The planet at stake – and the only ones who can save it are the Famous Five!
This week, Theatre Clwyd has opened a new play in collaboration with the Chichester Festival. Based on Enid Blyton’s multi-million-selling novels, this original adaptation is a musical quest only suitable for those who are brave enough! Penned by the award-winning Elinor Cook, the production features music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson and direction by Olivier award-winning Tamara Harvey (Home, I’m Darling).
With a cast led by Maria Goodman as George, (Jabberwocky at The Other Palace & Theatre Royal Margate, South Pacific, Aladdin), the troupe of daredevils is completed by Sam Harrison, Isabelle Methve, Maria Goodman, Louis Suc, Kibong Tanji and Dewi Wykes – who will be accompanied on stage by puppeteers Ailsa Dalling and Ellisa De Grey, as well as Lara Denning as Aunt Fanny and David Ricardo-Pearce in the role of Uncle Quentin. Further creative credits, on its side, include Designs by Lucy Osborne, Lighting by Johanna Town, Video Design by Ash J Woodward, Sound Design by Dan Samson, Musical Direction by Katherine Rockhill, Choreography by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster and Musical Supervision by David White, among others.
The Famous Five is currently playing at the Anthony Hopkins Theatre, Theatre Clwyd until 15 October and will continue performances at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 21 October to 12 November. Tickets are available on the following link (first run) and also this link (second run).