Award-winning UK author Cressida Cowell’s heart-warming tale Emily Brown and The Thing will be brought to life at Arts Centre Melbourne Fairfax Studio this summer from 3 – 14 January, 2018.
Little ones aged three and above and their grown-ups are invited to experience UK theatre company Tall Stories’ highly acclaimed and imaginative adaptation of the much-loved book by Cowell (author of How to Train Your Dragon) and illustrator Neal Layton.
Created in Tall Stories’ unique style, and told with original music, puppetry, physical storytelling and lots of comedy, the story follows an irrepressible little girl called Emily who with her old grey rabbit, Stanley, find a “Thing” crying outside their window. He has lost his cuddly and absolutely cannot get to sleep without it. In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme – being scared of the dark – they embark on a series of adventures to find everything The Thing needs for a good night’s sleep.
Emily and Stanley bravely set off into the Dark and Scary Wood in search of the missing cuddly but on their return they find the Thing can’t sleep without hot milk either or his tickly cough medicine. The daring duo head into the Whirling Wastes and even into the Whiny Witches’ Cavern in search of the lost things. The question is: what is really troubling the Thing and will anyone ever get to sleep?