Rise of the Shadow Stealers

Fletcher and Scoop go to a school for Story Characters. The trouble is, they can’t remember their own beginnings. As they search for their missing memories, they become entangled in the tale of the mysterious Storyteller, embarking on a quest that leads them through the shadow to the heart of creation itself. This remarkable new adaptation for family audiences, based on the original book by Knaresborough-based author Daniel Ingram-Brown, explores themes of identity and home. Playful and sensory, using puppetry, music and mime, this adventure story will enthral Apprentice Adventurers of all ages, and their families.

‘Highly inventive… impossible not to like’ Yorkshire Post, on Miss Dotty’s Specs

‘Rollicking adventure’ Juno Magazine, on the Rise of the Shadow Stealers novel

‘Delightful…beautifully built world… thrilling quest’ Miss Literati on Rise of the Shadow Stealers novel

For ages 7 – 11         Running time: 2 hours (approx, incl. interval)

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Thursday 1 June 2pm Carriageworks Leeds £8/£6 (£24 family tickets)

Friday 2 June 7pm Starbeck Community Library pay what you decide

Sunday 4 June 2.30pm Frazer Theatre Knaresborough £8/£6 (£24 family tickets)

*Family Theatre Workshop* Saturday 3 June 2.30pm – 4pm Knaresborough Library Tickets: £3 (children & adults). Book in person through the library or reserve over the phone by calling 01609 533610. We ask that all tickets for the workshop are paid for in person by Thursday 1 June, due to limited places available for the workshop.

Find out more about The Firebird Chronicles books by visiting the website here: www.firebirdchronicles.com

Check out photos from rehearsals, the design process and the puppet making process here:
Puppets - Grizelda & Knot              Designing Rise of the Shadow Stealers             In rehearsal - the cast of Rise of the Shadow Stealers

Directed by Daniel Ingram-Brown. Adapted for the stage by Paul Birch. Cast includes Lynsey Jones, John Holden-White and Tom Jackson. Designed by Lauren Connolly and Hannah Sibai.

With support from: Arts Council England, Greenbelt Trust, Leeds Big Bookend, North Yorkshire County Council Libraries, Frazer Theatre, Carriageworks Theatre, Starbeck Community Library, Knaresborough Library, Harrogate Theatre, CAST Doncaster, and The Civic Barnsley

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