Michael Morpurgo magic at Trestle Arts Base this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 14:18 24 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:46 24 November 2016

Michael Morpurgo'’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon can be seen at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans

Michael Morpurgo''s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon can be seen at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans

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A theatre company will bring to life one of former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo's books in his hometown of St Albans.

“Whether we are three or 103, the story weaves a fascinating tale of friendship and bravery.”

Skewbald director Hayley Byfield

Skewbald Theatre’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s beautifully atmospheric tale of Mimi and the Mountain Dragon can be seen at Trestle Arts Base on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10.

This festive story is packed full of adventure, snow and dragons.

Skewbald create a magical winter adventure full of lively songs, magical puppets and plenty of audience interaction.

Children aged three to eight, and their families, will be transported to the snow-capped mountains of Switzerland and the little village of Dorta where the villagers bang their drums, blow their horns and ring the bells to keep the fearsome Mountain Dragon away.

A duo of multi-skilled performers transform from storytellers to village folk to puppeteers bringing to life the story of Mimi, a little girl who discovers something extraordinary – a baby dragon sleeping in her woodshed.

The little creature is lost and frightened but how did he get there? And what happens when his mother comes looking for him?

Mimi must be extremely brave if she is going to reach the Dragon’s castle at the very top of the mountain and return the baby to its mother.

Skewbald director Hayley Byfield said: “It’s a great thrill to be creating the world premiere theatre production of this extraordinary book.

“Whether we are three or 103, the story weaves a fascinating tale of friendship and bravery.

“Come and join us as we travel through the mountains with Mimi and let’s hope we get the baby dragon home safe and sound to its mother.”

Skewbald Theatre members are delighted to be returning to St Albans after previously visiting with sell-out shows Rats Rats Rats! and The Three Bears performed at Inn on the Park in Verulamium Park.

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon plays at Trestle Arts Base, in Russet Drive, from December 9 to December 10.

Performances are on Friday, December 9 at 10.30am and 1.30pm and Saturday, December 10 at 2.30pm and 4.30pm

Tickets cost £10, and £8 concessions.

• To buy tickets call the box office on 01727 850950 or book online from the Trestle website at www.trestle.org.uk

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