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.
The latest review of Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron at the Lowry on Sun 22 Oct
‘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
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, design and filming: Della Granger
“We’ve just got back after seeing the show. My 6 yr old LOVED it and my cynical 9 yr old and friend really enjoyed it. Apparently better than the Horrible History show which is high praise indeed. Thanks again!”