Nicobobinus - Red Ladder Theatre Company

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Red Ladder Theatre Company and DumbWise present a new family musical based on Monty Python star Terry Jones’ much loved children’s book.

‘This is the story of the most incredible child… His name was Nicobobinus. He lived a long time ago in a city called Venice, and he could do anything.’

Or, could he?

When Nicobobinus is magically turned to gold, he and his wild best friend Rosie embark on a musical voyage to the Land of Dragons to find the cure. On the way, their friendship, humanity and overall brilliantness is put to the test as they are propelled into a non-stop world of fantasy and mayhem.

Kidnapping pirates, murderous monks and moving mountains all lie in store for these two best friends as they wind their way through this hilarious and thrilling adventure.

Told from the mouths and instruments of an unruly band of gypsies, this adaptation of Terry Jones’ original children’s novel is cheeky, clever and bursting with songs; brought to life by a cast of actor musicians to produce a unique and unusual modern fairy tale for all of the family to enjoy.

‘Out-rightly one of the most magical pieces of theatre I’ve seen as both a child and an adult. A dazzling Christmas show that will have each and every member of the family utterly dumbstruck with amazement.’

5* Review from Grumpy Gay Critic >>

‘A magical masterpiece for kids of all ages’

4* Review from >>

‘Kate Unwin’s fine set is rather magically coloured by imaginative projection.’

The Stage >>

 “I took my two boys to watch Nicobobinus at The Mac in Birmingham last year and they absolutely loved it. I laughed like a crazy person throughout and we all still sing the one song we can remember.

I have taken them to many plays before Nicobobinus, also musicals and dance performances and they both said Nicobobinus was the best. In fact they compare every performance to yours. They recently watched a play and actually laughed when I asked was it better than Nicobobinus!”

Morven, who saw Nicobobinus at The Mac in Birmingham