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AsOne Theatre Company with Dorchester Business Improvement District Announce its Family Tinderbox Family Quest – find the lost theatre props!
A launch for a six county tour of ‘Tinderbox’ – Premiere at The Corn Exchange Dorchester Tomorrow – come and join us!
At 12.00 pm midday on Saturday 26 September AsOne Theatre Company invites families, and individuals of all ages to help them find the lost theatre props Sir Tuttleclack has hidden in a dastardly plot to prevent their exciting AsCend Ensemble performing its premiere of Tinderbox at the Corn Exchange (7 pm Friday 16 October).
AsOne invite you to meet the company’s Tinderbox Soldier and Princess in Dorchester at the Town’s Pump, the top of South Street (if wet at The Corn Exchange) to join them in some music, games, and win some chocolate coins before joining the Tinderbox Family Quest. AsOne want you to help them defeat Sir Tuttleclack’s dastardly plot by finding the 15 lost props and thus ensure that AsOne AsCend‘s Premiere performance of Tinderbox in three weeks goes ahead without a hitch at the Corn Exchange. Make sure the Tinderbox Princess doesn’t have to marry the very silly Sir Tuttleclack!
AsOne Theatre Company’s Artistic Director said: ‘The only time Questers can meet the characters is at the launch on the 26th September. Anyone can have a go, so join in and have a fun afternoon as a prelude to our wonderful play. Tinderbox has talented physical storytelling, animated image, puppetry and live original music and has been created for any age to enjoy. It does not patronise. Search for our poster, and along with it our lost props, in outlets throughout Dorchester’s Town Centre using rhyming clues to help you. Without these props we cannot tell the story of ‘Tinderbox!’
Tinderbox is AsOne Theatre Company’s latest original production; its AsCend Ensemble is touring this autumn with 18 performances in six counties. AsCend’s lead, Jacqueline Avery has written, and is directing her re-imagining of a classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, firmly putting the magic back into family theatre.
The Quest on Saturday 26 September at 12 pm midday; runs for three weeks with a prize for the winners each week – announced at The Premiere performance of Tinderbox. The Questers instructions and rhyming clues are lodged at the Tourist Information Centre, Antelope Walk, Dorchester. There are prizes from Waterstones, The Walnut Tree, and the Dorset County Museum.