Storytellers come to the Exeter Phoenix

PUBLISHED: 16:27 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:48 10 June 2010

Theatre Alibi presents TEAPOT at the Exeter Phoenix on Saturday, N ovember 15 (3pm & 7pm) and Sunday Nov 16 (11.30am & 3pm).

Theatre Alibi presents TEAPOT at the Exeter Phoenix

on Saturday, N ovember 15 (3pm & 7pm) and Sunday Nov 16 (11.30am & 3pm).

Described recently by The Guardian as "terrific storytellers", Theatre Alibi has a nationwide reputation for creating outstanding work for children. This autumn the company tours Teapot, a Theatre Alibi classic which, when first developed in 2002, became one of the most popular and inventive touring shows the company ever created. Families loved Teapot's warmth and humour, terrific puppets and beautiful live cello music and now the company has brought it back for a whole new generation of children.

There will be two weeks of performances in Exeter, including four performances at Exeter Phoenix on Saturday November 15th and Sunday November 16th as part of the Exeter Autumn Festival (full schedule attached). Thanks to an award from Exeter City Council there will also be an opportunity for families with a Deaf member to enjoy the show, as the performance will be sign interpreted.

Teapot tells the story of a boy called Jack, his cat Blinky and a very special teapot that's at the heart of family life. There's plenty for children and adults to enjoy in this wonderful story - hair-curling adventures, stupendous pet capers and a very odd recipe for cake ...

Teapot is written by Daniel Jamieson, who is responsible for most of Alibi's most successful children's shows, including last year's Lost & Found and How to Hug Trees. His show Bonjour Bob was shortlisted for the Brian Way Award, a prize for outstanding new writing for children. Teapot is performed by Derek Frood, Jordan Whyte and Daniel Jamieson, members of the original cast. The wonderful live music is performed by cellist Semay Wu.

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