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I Want My Hat Back – North East Essex and Suffolk

7 May - 24 May 2019
  • Previous tour bookers £360; Early bird £390; Standard £450
A bear looks at a rabbit in a hat

A stunning adaptation of the best-selling, multiple award-winning picture book debut of Jon Klassen

I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen
Book and lyrics by Joel Horwood, music by Arthur Darville

The Mercury Theatre’s new touring theatre piece for primary schools is a musical play adapted from Canadian author and illustrator Jon Klassen for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Pupils will meet a range of woodland animal characters whilst being immersed in a humorous morality tale dealing with themes of loss, honesty and consequences.

I WANT MY HAT BACK follows the Mercury’s hugely successful schools tours of Farm Boy in 2017 and Not Now, Bernard & Other Monster Stories in 2015.

The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it? Just as the bear begins to give up, he is asked a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search… ending with a hilariously gruesome twist!

TOURING INFORMATION

The show is designed to play in school halls to an audience of up to three classes. It runs for 60 minutes and features a cast of two actors and one musician.

PERFORMANCE DATES & PRICES

Tue 7 May – Fri 21 June. One performance £450, two performances on the same day £720. Price includes a teachers’ resource pack. Early Bird and repeat booking discounts available for a short period of time.

North East Essex and Suffolk (incl. Tendring and Colchester area) Tue 7 – Fri 10 May
Central Essex (incl. Chelmsford and Braintree) Mon 13 – Fri 17 May
North East Essex and Suffolk (incl. Tendring and Colchester area) Mon 20 – Fri 24 May
West Essex (incl. Harlow, Brentwood and Uttlesford) Mon 3 –  Fri 7 June
South Essex (incl. Southend  and Thurrock) Mon 10 – Fri 14 June
Central Essex (incl. Chelmsford and Braintree) Mon 17 – Fri 21 June

FOR BOOKING OR MORE INFORMATION

Book online using the button above.

Your preferred date not available? Contact our Learning & Schools Producer Rebecca Hall at rebecca.hall@mercurytheatre.co.uk

 

I WANT MY HAT BACK. Copyright © 2011 by Jon Klassen. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

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