Awesome story and adventure to entice families

Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie at the De La Warr Pavilion SUS-161201-104701001
Marvellous Imaginary Menagerie at the De La Warr Pavilion SUS-161201-104701001

Just the title alone sounds magical and charming...From the acclaimed, award-winning Les Enfants Terribles comes the tour of this popular family show for the fourth consecutive year, and it arrives at Bexhill’s DLWP on Monday February 15 at 11am.

Watch the adventures of the caravan’s mysterious misfits as they discover if bumblewasps are poisonous, what whistling panks eat, what happens when you lick trisillian toads, and whether the fabled Brian May Cow actually exists?

Help them answer these and more pointless questions in a ludicrously lyrical and magically musical tour of the Imaginary Menagerie’s finest exhibits.

The one hour show is designed to delight big children and little adults alike with songs, tall tales and some very peculiar creatures…

It was written by Anthony Spargo and Oliver Lansley, a published playwright who also works extensively in television co-creating ITV2’s ‘FM’ and numerous other projects including ‘Whites’ which was shown on BBC2 and starred Alan Davies.

Oliver was named a Broadcast Hotshot by Broadcast magazine and won the Multi-Talented category at Channel 4’s 4-Talent Awards.

Director James Seager notes of the show’s success: “We tend to make theatre that we would want to see ourselves, so we don’t really tailor anything for a specific audience. I think the show succeeds in not patronising kids, which is important. It doesn’t talk down to them, and I believe that this is one of the reasons why it has a huge fun appeal and a real joy about it which adult audiences respond to.

“We always set out to make the best, most enjoyable, fun show imaginable and one that we would also want to see.

“Sam Wyer is the puppet maker and designer and he is incredible...His aesthetic perfectly suits the show and it’s such a joy to see people’s reactions to the giant puppets.”

Tickets £10.50, £35 family of four, from 01424 229111 or www.dlwp.com. Babies under 18 months free on parents laps.