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Grisly Tales From Tumblewater (Teasel Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Not unlike another city you might know, it always rains in Tumblewater. Based on Bruno Vincent’s novel, ‘Grisly Tales From Tumblewater’ is an enchanting fairytale vividly brought to life by Edward Jaspers. Replete with satchel, top-hat and easy-going charm, Jaspers takes us on an hour-long, fantastical romp through the wettest place in the world. Tumblewater is peopled with a series of weird and wonderful individuals – from the narrator, orphan and would-be doctor Daniel Dory, to the sinister Caspian Prye, who “was a good man, once” before heartbreak turned him into something “not even human” – and Jaspers is on brilliant form as he skips from character to character. Witty, musical and magical, ‘Grisly Tales From Tumblewater’ is a fabulous adaptation.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 2.00pm (3.00pm), £6.50 – £9.00, fpp267.
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