"Eva liked it all — especially the kissing. Lolo frightend by the gong sound! Eva said it could be longer but I thought it was just right." — Eva, 5 & Lolo, 3, Friston
The Swineherd & The Princess & The Pea (2005)
St Edmund’s Hall, Southwold and Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
Jill Freud Children’s Summer Theatre
A play based on the two popular stories by Hans Christain Andersen for all the family with plenty of audience participation. A prince in search of a wife is turned down by a spoilt princess. Disguised as a swineherd he gets his own back through the use of a magical pot and a musical rattle. Then one stormy night a stranger appears…
Two actors and a puppet multi role play in this funny, charming and interactive version of the two combined stories linked by the disillusioned prince who eventually finds a real princess with the aid of a pea.
Actor: Morven Macbeth
Actor: Matt Prendergast
Designer: Ruth Paton
Adapted and dramatised by Claude Harz
Director: Alys Kihl
Photography: Magnus Hastings
"My two girls (along with my wife and I) loved the show. Fantastic for building imagination and great for participation." — Gary Berney, Notts
"We loved it. Best show we have ever seen at Southwold and we have come to them all."
— Elaine Sharp, Herts.