The Bookworms Presented by Rhubarb Theatre

The Magnificent Spiegeltent, Nottingham

Sunday 5th May 2019 11:30am

No age restriction

Maximum of 6 tickets
Unreserved Seating

£4.40 inc. booking fee

£4.00 face value

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Event Information

Rhubarb Theatre Presents - The Bookworms
Wriggling their way in and out of trouble, The Bookworms pop-up to bring their stories to life!

With a rickety handcart library and some novel ideas, surprises leap off the page wherever they roam. Join our funny guides as they worm their way into twisty and fantastic adventures through imaginative worlds. Rhubarb Theatre can’t wait to bring this 30 minute fun and fantastic show to the Spiegeltent!

The Bookworms is perfect for children and families who enjoy live performance, character interaction, mime, physical theatre, mischief and laughter.

Rhubarb Theatre delivers creative, original and theatrical experiences to entertain and stimulate imaginations of every age. Started in November 2000 by professional actors Philip and Kirsty Mead, Rhubarb Theatre tours internationally with a diverse programme of performances, street theatre, storytelling and workshops. Rhubarb always delight with their exciting and original adventures and have entertained audiences of all ages in schools, theatres, heritage sites, festivals and arts centres. They have toured to thousands of venues across the UK and beyond, taken premieres to the nationally acclaimed SPARK Children's Festival and Sydney Contemporary Art Gallery and are regular performers at Glastonbury as well as many other festivals, including Latitude, Wilderness, YNot Festival, Chilled in a Field, Boomtown, Cambridge Folk Festival and many many more.

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Venue Address

  • Market Square
    Nottingham
    UK

Venue Information

  • Known for their wild and decadent ambiance, Spiegeltents are exquisite pop-up venues that suit an eclectic performance programme.
    Literally translated as ‘mirror tent’, Spiegeltents were originally built in Belgium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The magnificent round tent is made of dark wood with intricately carved panels, stained glass windows, bevelled mirrors and an impressive draped ceiling. The boothed seating that lines the edges makes way for a grand dance floor with an in-built stage where performers such as Marlene Dietrech famously sung ‘Falling in Love Again’ in a Spiegeltent in Paris in the 1930’s.

    Nottingham’s traditional Goose Fair would see folk travel from far and wide to celebrate the end of harvest and pick up a Goose (or two) which were driven annually across the fens from Norfolk. Whilst as far as we know Spiegeltents were never hosted at the Goose Fair of old, entertainment was a significant feature of the event, both in the ale houses around Old Market Square and surrounding streets and in freak shows across the fair, where you could have expected to see literally anything from The smallest child in the world to The Yorkshire Giant Brothers, despite usually being an elaborate illusion from enterprising showmen.

    The Salon Perdu is one of a handful of the unique and legendary tents left in the world today; it has spent its life travelling the world from New York to Sydney, and since 2015 annually to Nottingham, as a small part of the Goose Fair returns to its spiritual home of Old Market Square.

    If you are booking multiple transactions please email customerservices@gigantic.com with your reference numbers to have additional postage charges refunded