Monstro Theatre have confirmed they will be touring the UK this Autumn with a production of Book Story from the 27th September.
Opening at the Little Angels Studio on the 27th September, Monstro Theatre celebrate books, reading and libraries with Book Story – combining songs and puppetry to tell the story of the story in the digital age.
This is the tale of some books, in a library. But these are no ordinary books and this is no ordinary library. It’s Brian’s library: a wonderful, magical place where the books like to flutter their pages and let their shelves go… Then one day Brian changes and the library goes quiet. What’s going on? The books had better stiffen their spines and get to the bottom of this mystery.
Writer and director of Book Story Ben Glasstone said: “This is a notion I’d had maybe ten years ago when sitting in a library and staring at a shelf of oversize books, thrown haphazardly together on a shelf. These books look like odd shelf-fellows. Why are they sitting next to each other on a shelf? Who put them there? How do they feel about it? Some years later, looking for an idea for a kids’ show for my theatre company I decided to pursue these questions further.”
This is the second production from Monstro Theatre, which has been developed with the support of The Arts Council, the Puppet Centre Trust, Little Angel Theatre, Worboys Productions and the House Network.
Cast for the production includes Karina Garnett, Andrea Sadler and Phil Yarrow. Meanwhile, Book Story will feature design and puppetry direction by Michael Fowkes, lighting by Luis Alvarez and is based on an original story by Ben Glasstone and Michael Fowkes.
For more information on the production and the tour dates visit: https://monstro.uk/