13- 21 June Orla's Moon for families, babies and infants...


Orla's Moon is a new immersive music theatre production for 0-3 years and their carers on tour this June. It's composed, written and directed by the same team that brought you Orla and the Sun in 2015- 2016.


Step into a beautiful moonlit world of dappled light, shimmering stars and tinkling bells and join us on Orla’s night adventure with her faithful dog, Silver, leading the way. Our welcoming cast will tell an enchanting story through song, dance and sensory props, inviting children to interact and immerse themselves in the joy of play.


Performances are as follows, to book tickets where applicable click on the time you wish to book and you will be redirected to our bookings page, alternatively call the box office number listed.



13 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm Sudbury Library | Free

14 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm Hadleigh Guildhall | Free

15 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm The Mix, Stowmarket | Free

16 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm Eye Town Hall |  Free

Box office for the above is: 01728 451 408, or to book online click on your chosen time.


18 June, 2pm, The Pumphouse, Aldeburgh |  £8 (this performance is part of the Aldeburgh Festival)

19 June, 10.30am &  1.30pm The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft | Free, call 01502 589726

20 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm Southwold Arts Centre | £5, call 01502 722572

21 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm Lydford Community Hall, London | Free, call 0208 964 2700


Composers/ librettist: Zoë Palmer and Jack Ross

Performers: Rosie Adediran and Jack Ross

Singer: Abimaro Gunnell

Dancer: David Ogle

Designer: Sarah Booth

Deputy Musician: Keir Vine

Director: Zoë Palmer

Producer: Alys Kihl


Generously Supported by:

The Marchus Charitable Trust

Frank Jackson Foundation

Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust

Snape Maltings

Lowestoft Cultural Education Partnership






27 October - 5 November 2017

More performances of Return of the Wildman in an East Anglian tour including the Herring Festival, Halesworth Cut, on 28 and 29 October.


27 Oct The Seagull Theatre Lowestoft

28 Oct  The New Cut, Halesworth

29 Oct The New Cut, Halesworth

1Nov   Orford Castle

2 Nov  Orford Castle

3 Nov  Southwold Arts Centre

4 Nov  St Peter’s by the Waterfront Church, Ipswich

5 Nov  Stanny Farm, Iken


Performance times and booking details to follow.



Sharing Our Stories – in development


This pilot project involves mainly Eastern Europeans working in local hotels and restaurants in Aldeburgh and Thorpeness, who have been telling a group of Wonderful Beast volunteers their stories in informal gatherings over food and wine. We have recorded some amazing tales and had tremendous fun. The aim is two-fold, to extend a welcoming hand to the foreign workers into our community, and to explore ways of co-creating a new piece of theatre inspired by their personal stories and fairy tales.


A very positive outcome of these meetings is that a volunteer from Wonderful Beast has offered to give free weekly English lessons to hotel staff keen to improve their language skills. This is a fruitful partnership that has been developed with the hotels training and management team.


Thanks to Thorpeness and Aldeburgh Hotels for their tremendous support and hospitality


 Email Alys Kihl for more details.