Straight from London’s West End The Scarecrows Wedding comes to The Atkinson on Saturday 6 May as part of the Southport Festival.
Based on the best-selling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler this truly heart-warming adaptation is bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style (Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales) and promises wit, drama, and wedding bells.
Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry, so they decide to get married and Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells.
However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake. Dashing, daring and ever so cool, can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?
Director Eva Sampson comments, “I’m delighted that The Scarecrows’ Wedding will be heading out on tour again this year. It’s a great opportunity to bring the show to new audiences and share Harry and Betty’s epic love story!”
★★★★ Enchanting and hilarious. Bags of sheer family fun (The Stage).
Visit southportfestival.com or VisitSouthport.com for full information about the many festival events taking place from Friday 5-Sunday 7 May.
Tickets for The Scarecrows Wedding on Saturday 6 May at 2.30pm range from £9 -£5.
To book please visit theatkinson.co.uk or call Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter during opening hours.