Our Teacher’s a Troll, an outrageously entertaining and deliciously dark tale from the writer of West End hit Matilda the Musical, comes to Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port on Saturday, November 7, as part of a national tour.
Two terrible twins with a talent for turmoil rule their school with terror and tyranny. That is, until the arrival of a new head teacher with green scaly skin,sharp gnarly fangs, and a long spiky tail.
Can the twins save the school from the child-eating troll? Can they get Brussel sprouts in peanut butter taken off the lunch menu? And most importantly, can naughtiness prevail?
From Dennis Kelly, the writer of award-winning West End show Matilda the Musical, this is a collaboration between Paines Plough and Half Moon Theatre, fresh from its success this summer at London’s Southbank Centre, Brighton Festivaland Edinburgh Fringe 2015.
The colourfully comic show for ages 7+ and their accompanying trolls (or parents) features actors Sian Reese-Williams (Genesis Walker in Emmerdale) and Abdul Salis (Curtis Cooper on Casualty, Doctor Who, Love Actually, National Theatre production of War Horse).
Chris Riddell, who was recently appointed the next Children’s Laureate, drew the distinctive troll illustration for the show’s publicity, which has already sparked the imaginations of young audiences.
Director of Half Moon Chris Elwell said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Paines Plough on this exciting national tour of Our Teacher’s a Troll, by the darklyhumorous writer Dennis Kelly. It’s a show that celebrates the rebellious potential of children, and how they can be empowered to change the world, and we look forward to entertaining audiences across the country with this witty, theatrical treat.”
Our Teacher’s A Troll is on at 2pm. Tickets are £6 (£4 concessions) or £18 for a family (admits four) and can be booked online at Action Transport Theatre or by calling 0151 357 2120.