Feast of family fun with Mole on tour

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A MAGICAL musical adaptation of the popular children’s picture book The Mole Who Knew It Was None Of His Business is coming to town on its farewell tour.

The tale of a young mole who sets out to discover who has pooed on his head whilst he’s been asleep has wowed critics and audiences across the country since 2004.

Described by the Sunday Herald as “everything children’s theatre should be” and “perfectly pitched” by the Guardian, the theatre production is enchanting for adults and captivating for children.

The original book by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch has been adapted and brought to life for stage by Bernie C Byrnes and Jim Fowler, providing plenty of laughs throughout and the tale.

The Kipper Tie Theatre production follows the story of Mole, as he encounters a variety of outlandish and amusing characters on his travels.

Bernie C Byrnes, who originally wrote the play in 2002 as part of her university degree, said: “It went down so well, we decided to take it to the Edinburgh Festival.”

It turned out to be a hit, so she formed Kipper Tie Theatre and the Mole has been on tour ever since.

Bernie said: “I think one of the keys to its success is that it’s about poo. I’ve never yet met a child who isn’t interested in the subject.

“There’s something for everyone - we know children don’t go to the theatre on their own, so there are lots of jokes which appeal to mums, dads and grandparents too.”

The Mole begins its one week farewell tour next week. Bernie added: “After eight years of being pooed on, Moley really does deserve a break.”

The Mole Who Knew It Was None Of His Business will be at the Macready Theatre, Rugby School, Lawrence Sheriff Street on Sunday, 11am and 2.30pm. Tickets: (01788) 533217.