It'll all come out in the wash...
Deep down in the Palace laundry there are disturbing rumbles - maybe it's a giant, maybe it's a magician, maybe it's Nothing At All. Gladys would know what to do but Gladys retired 10 years ago and only her two successors remain amongst the Royal soap suds, wash-tubs, mops and buckets. From the murky waters of the wash-tub emerges something extraordinary, something that happened many years ago but time does funny things to your memory - and the ladies of the laundry can't agree how to explain it.
Gradually the ladies unravel a tale of tricks and spells, cleverness and cunning and missing toes and true love. It all gets a bit mangled in the telling before they eventually manage to hang it out to dry in front of your very eyes. This right royal yarn is coming your way on ... .Don't miss it.
multi story have travelled the world with their high-octane re-tellings of traditional tales. From deepest Devon to the highest mountains of Peru children and their families delight in the way they "play - genuinely play - with the lack of self-consciousness of five-year olds and the theatrical skill of seasoned pros".
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Join a couple of crazy washerwomen for a story of giants and babies, true love and missing toes - told with the help of a lot of mops, oodles of washing-up liquid and a wicked sense of fun.
Internationally renowned multi story have created their own hugely entertaining version of a traditional folktale.
A wicked magician tricks the King and the Queen into giving him their son as a playmate for his daughter. The young boy and the magician's daughter grow very fond of each other. When the magician sees what's going on he threatens to eat the boy for breakfast unless he carries out a series of tasks. He has to muck-out the biggest stables in the world, drain the deepest lake and climb the tallest tree. But when they finally defeat the magician there other people prepared to use even meaner magic to keep them apart.
The story is told by a pair of washerwomen in the royal laundry using the cloths, the tubs, the mops and the buckets that are lying around to animate their tale.
The Magician's Daughter is a 50 minute piece of story-telling theatre suitable for ages 5-95.
"The most amazing thing is how they play - genuinely play - with the lack of self-consciousness of five-year-olds and the theatrical skill of seasoned pros." CBC
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