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Petersham Playhouse



A promenade production with pupperty through The Cornbury Park Woods, based on the classic poem by Lewis Carroll.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:

All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.

Beware the Jabberwock, my son!

  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun

  The frumious Bandersnatch!'

All has been well in Cornbury Park since the Wilderness Summer of 2012. But lately a dark shadow has fallen over this small corner of Oxfordshire. For weeks now a strange and hideous beast, with the leathery wings of a pterodactyl, the body of a dragon and a scaly fishlike head has been terrorising the land. Destroying crops, consuming wildlife and killing local townsfolk the population has been rendered utterly paralyzed. Too scared to leave the safety of their homes, no one knows where it has come from or what manner of creature it is. Only that they refer to it as “The Jabbawock”.

Few have attempted to slay the beast. And none have returned. Until now...

Guided by actors Petersham Playhouse (Myrkwood: A Journey with the Brothers Grimm, Wilderness 2012) invites you to set out on a magical quest through The Tugley Woods to help an unlikely hero slay the legendary Jabbawocky and restore peace to the land. On your journey you may chance upon all manner of music, theatre, puppetry and dance…

Inspired by the classic poem by Lewis Carroll enter a Wonderland that once seen is never forgotten.

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