By Caroline Bird with original music by Matt Rogers
Part of ImagineFriday 17 February 2012 -
Wednesday 22 February 2012
A brand new show for kids of all ages. Beanotown is in crisis. Who stole the mayor's gold chain? Someone is trying to put the blame on Dennis and the grown-ups of Beanotown are declaring war on fun. We say the kids aren't guilty! Who's on their side? Children unite!
'It's difficult for anyone to create a genuine Beano "first" after nearly 74 years, but our friends at Southbank Centre have achieved just that. Dennis, Gnasher and their Beanotown buddies take menacing fun to a new level in a show that - like The Beano itself - is packed with kids' pranks, laughs and jokes. If the Beanotown grown-ups really have declared war on Dennis and co. it's fair to say they may have seriously underestimated their enemy! Awesome!'
Mike Stirling, Editor of The Beano
Recommended for ages seven and over.
Due to popular demand we have added two extra dates for The Trial of Dennis the Menace - Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 February at 5pm - so there is still a chance to catch the menacing!
We have also released a limited number of tickets for the 1pm performance on these days, so get in there quick! Please note these performances will be attended by school groups.
By Caroline Bird with original music by Matt Rogers. Directed by Rebecca Gatward, designed by Liz Cooke with lighting design by Mark Jonathan. Performed by Heather Dutton, Dana Gartland, Alex Lowe and Miltos Yerolemou.
Supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
Commissioned by Southbank Centre, with The Sage Gateshead and Juice Festival, and Glasgow UNESCO City of Music.
Based on original characters from The Beano.
© 2012 DC Thomson & Co. Ltd.