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Will Tell (PDF)
A video of the complete show is available on request
Now taking bookings for this winter and spring 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 heroine Will as disguised as a knight she rides off on her donkey Rosina to rescue her folk hero dad Wilhelm Tell from the wicked Baron Boris’s deepest darkest dungeon. Inspired by the exploits of her father and the tales of Robin Hood and Sir Lancelot, Will knows all about standing up to tyrants but nothing has prepared her for when the Baron's daughter Edel falls madly in love with her and wants to be rescued too. But can Will, with just pots and pans for armour and a farm donkey for a steed, rescue Edel and defeat the Big Bad Baron?
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, woven together with engaging storytelling and catchy original songs.
Will Tell and the Big Bad Baron fuses Theatre 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
“A great family show. Highly recommended”
Performers: Natasha Granger and Jack Faires
Written and directed by Colin Granger
Lyrics and music: Natasha Granger and Jack Faires
Design and puppets: Marina Kobler
Physical Theatre coach: Ketch (Gamarjobat)
Orchestration / Music: Martin Higgins
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.
Festivals. Libraries, Community, school, rural touring performances
The show is suitable for non-theatre performances and travels with its own lights and sound.
Details to be announced.
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.