Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron title logo - for children and their families

Fideri Fidera in association with the registered charity

Upcoming Shows

Mar
8
Fri
2024
4:30 pm Box Village Hall – Will Tell and... @ Box Village Hall
Box Village Hall – Will Tell and... @ Box Village Hall
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Box Village Hall – Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron @ Box Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron – is taking place at Box Village Hall, Stroud on Fri 8 March 2024 at 4.30pm. This original show for families introduces a new legendary figure to British drama: the ‘Swiss Robin Hood’, Wilhelm Tell, who refused to bow to a tyrant and famously had to shoot an Read More

Video Trailer

A video of the complete show is available on request

Now taking bookings for spring, summer and autumn 2024

This original show for families introduces a new legendary figure to British drama: the ‘Swiss Robin Hood’, Wilhelm Tell, who refused to bow to a tyrant and famously had to shoot an apple off his child’s head with a crossbow as a punishment.

Join plucky Will as she rides off on a chivalric quest to rescue her folk hero father Wilhelm Tell from the Big Bad Baron’s deepest darkest dungeon. Inspired by that great righter of wrongs Robin Hood, Will knows all about standing up to tyrants but is clueless when the Baron's daughter Edel falls madly in love with her and wants to be rescued too. So can Will with just pots and pans for armour and a donkey for a steed, defeat the Bad Baron and free her dad and Edel?

Don’t miss this fun-packed comic adventure which promises capers around castles, Strictly Come Medieval Dancing and a nail-biting joust on life-size horse puppets, all woven together with engaging storytelling and catchy original songs.

Production Style

Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron fuses Fideri Fidera’s characteristic rich mix of storytelling, comedy, music and song, and audience participation with Commedia dell-Arte style slapstick, buffoonery, heroes fighting against injustice, and satirical digs at contemporary public figures.

“A cracking show delivering the right dose of comedy magic. The adults in the audience were laughing as much as the kids”
Laura Crichton, Edinburgh With Kids
★★★★★

“They’ve roared out of lockdown doing what they do best, making children laugh while they think”
Get Your Coats On
★★★★★

“This is a lovely feel-good tale for children”
Fairy Powered Productions
★★★★★

“A great family show. Highly recommended”
Fringe Review

“There's singing along to genuinely funny songs, hilarious dancing, great puppetry and a few 'he's behind you' pantomime moments, which had the kids in the audience shouting, clapping and laughing along throughout and the genuinely loud laughs seemed to be shared equally between young and old”
Neil Jones, ManchesterTheatres.com
★★★★★

Touring Information

Creative Team

Written and directed by Colin Granger

Cast: Natasha Granger and Jack Faires

Design and puppets: Marina Kobler

Costumes: Holly M Costume

Physical Theatre coach: Ketch (Gamarjobat)

Lyrics and music: Natasha Granger and Jack Faires

Orchestration Music and track production: Martin Higgins

Photos: Amber Tanc and The Brighton Studio

Poster illustration and design sketches: Lisa Smith

Print and website design: shootingstar.uk

Bikes: Mike Pattison

Set: Paul Harrison

Additional set painting and design: Della Granger

Show Info

Age: For the whole family. Recommended 3+

Will Tell works equally well in small and mid-sale spaces with seating for audiences up to 500. Please contact us for more information.

Running time: 60 minutes with or without an interval.

The show can be performed outdoors.

Festivals, Libraries, Community, school, rural touring performances

The show is suitable for non-theatre performances and travels with its own lights and sound.

Touring Information - continued

Workshop

Details to be announced.

Marketing

Included in the fee

  • Dedicated marketing support from Theatre Fideri Fidera’s experienced marketing team with ideas on how to sell the show to children and their families, including social media support.
  • A video trailer link that venues can add to their own websites.
  • A free programme for audiences with show-themed games for the children to play after the show.
  • Print: Posters and flyers.

For more information and booking enquiries

Show Info Sheet