The Famous Five musical at Chichester Festival Theatre with The Book Fairies

The Famous Five Musical at Chichester Festival Theatre gets the book fairy treatment!

“Nothing but trees and birds and little wild animals. Oh, what a secret island, all for their very own, to live on and play on.”

The Book Fairies are excited to shout about the new FAMOUS FIVE MUSICAL that premieres today at Chichester Festival Theatre! What a great excuse for us to hide many different stories from these wonderful Enid Blyton characters….. will you visit? Click here to see what’s on at Chichester Festival Theatre.

About the production:

George isn’t happy at the idea of being lumbered with three unknown cousins for the summer, and her devoted dog Timmy agrees. Her cousins aren’t keen on the prospect either. Julian’s struggling to live up to the responsibility of being the eldest; Anne is working out how to make her voice heard; while Dick would like everyone to stop fussing and focus on more important things. Like sandwiches. But out in the bay lies Kirrin Island, with a ruined castle rumoured to harbour secrets. And it quickly becomes clear that five heads are better than one when it comes to solving mysteries.

Soon the Famous Five are on a daring mission with the future of the planet at stake!

Based on Enid Blyton’s multi-million-selling novels, this brand new musical written by Elinor Cook, with music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson, is an exciting and heartwarming family treat celebrating adventure, bravery and friendship. Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, directs this co-production. Her work includes the Olivier award-winning Home, I’m Darling, Peter Gill’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya and productions for Shakespeare’s Globe, Bush Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and in the West End.

A visit to the set…

Our fairies were very lucky to have the chance to visit the set and see some of the amazing props!

Visit Chichester Theatre soon!

Chichester shows a wide variety of shows and even has two theatres – the smaller one is called The Minerva Theatre. See what’s on here!

Does this make you want to be a book fairy?

Then… join us! Anyone can be a book fairy. Just grab your first set of official stickers to get your magic journey started today!

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