The Arts Theatre brings another pantomime to the stage following the successful staging of “A Christmas Carol” last year. Now, when the performers take to the stage in Christmas 2010 they will be performing a production of Puss in Boots, the tale of the iconic character made famous in the original story “Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots” by Charles Perrault towards the end of the 1600s. It will be a presentation of Tiny Tim Productions, the company responsible for last year’s “A Christmas Carol”, and Susie McKenna, who regularly stages Pantomime’s at the Hackney Empire in London. It is certain to be a great addition to the London theatre landscape this winter season.
The Pantomime follows the story of a miller’s son, who receives his inheritance following the death of his father. With his older brothers receiving large items like the mill and the mules, he is disappointed when he discovers that his own inheritance is nothing but a cat. But in time, the young boy will discover that this is no ordinary cat and after shocking him with his ability to talk and requesting a pair of boots, the cat becomes determined to attain the fortunes of his master. As the story moves on, it becomes clear that his cat is adept at making up the most outrageous stories and mischievous lies.
The story was originally thought to have been penned at the end of the seventeenth century and when it was published in 1697 it would become an instant success in France and as can be seen by the staging of the current production, it is still popular in the modern world. The tale would eventually be translated into English and appear in this country in the 1700s, before going on to appear on all corners of the globe. It has been adapted in numerous forms over the years and in the last decade the character of Puss in Boots has been brought back into the mainstream with the “Shrek” series of movies.
With Susie McKenna and Tiny Tim Productions working behind the scenes, songs for the upcoming production will be composed by Steve Edis, a well known composer who has created some masterful works for the National Theatre.
Puss in Boots is at the Arts Theatre from Thursday 18th November 2010 to Sunday 9th January 2011.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 18th November 2010|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 16th January 2011|
|Matinees:||Dates and times vary|
|Evenings:||Dates and times vary|
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