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Dark Tales Of Gloucestershire

Hanged men, witches, sea serpents and drunken fairies are to be found at the Museum in the Park and Thistledown Environmental Centre when Spaniel In the Works Theatre Company performs its new show Dark Tales of Gloucestershire later this month.

Dark Tales of Gloucestershire takes traditional folk tales from the county and retells them in a lively and exciting way using rhyme, music, dance and puppets.

"The performance is a fun way to kick off Hallowe'en or Bonfire Night festivities." said director John Bassett. "The tales come from all over Gloucestershire and range from more familiar stories like the Bisley Boy to bizarre stories like the Coombe Hill Sea Serpent."

Dark Tales of Gloucestershire will also be eco-friendly. Taking place outside the performances have to be "off the grid" with no mains power being used and all props and costumes from recycled sources.

Performances last an hour and audiences are recommended to wear warm clothes and bring a blanket, a cushion and torch to the venues.

Dark Tales of Gloucestershire will be at:

The Museum In The Park on Wednesday 31st October at 6.30 pm - (doors open at 6 pm) Tickets 5 adults, 4 children. Booking 01453 763394.

Thistledown Environmental Centre on Saturday November 3rd at 4.30 pm - Tickets 6 adults, 4 concessions. Booking 01453 751925 e-mail info@spanielworks.co.uk. (Ticket price includes admission to Thistledown - arrive early for a pleasant stroll)

Posted : 19/10/2007 00:59:14

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