Charming children’s book brought to life
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A stage version of Monty Python’s Terry Jones’ children’s book Nicobobinus is coming to The Berry Theatre this spring.

Following an acclaimed run in London, Red Ladder Theatre Company and DumbWise present the world premiere stage adaptation at the Hedge End venue on February 7.

Adapted and directed by Red Ladder associate director John Ward, and comprising a cast of five actor musicians, this epic adventure brings Terry’s story to life with original songs, instrumental acrobatics, singing, excitement and Monty Python-esque wit.

In a land where Dragons are locked in boiler rooms and mountains move like the oceans, Nicobobinus and his best friend Rosie embark on a wild adventure to cure him of a golden curse.

Obstructed by kidnapping pirates and savage nine foot monks, will they find the cure in time or be forced to return to their home in Venice, changed forever?

Best known as one of the much loved Monty Python troop, Terry Jones is also an award-winning children’s writer. His previous works include Fairy Tales, The Saga of Eric the Viking and Fairy tales and Fantastic Stories.

This adaptation of Nicobobinus stays true to Jones’ acclaimed work and embodies that same adventurous, jovial spirit that is evident in the Pythons.

Terry Jones said: “Nicobobinus is one of my favourite characters – he’s full of magic and charm and will jump off the page with no trouble.

“I saw an in-development version of the show last year at Greenwich Theatre and was blown away by its energy and vibrancy – and I will be there in the front row in December!”

Nicobobinus is on at The Berry Theatre on February 7 at 2pm and is suitable for ages six and up.

Tickets are £8 and £6 for children with a special family offer of four tickets for £24 and five for £28 and can be booked here.