The New Vic Theatre is hosting an enchanting interactive “Tail Trail” for families.
The 45-minute adventure into the magical world of The Prince and The Pauper will take place in the theatre’s Studio until Saturday 4 January.
Tale Trail to The Prince and The Pauper is an immersive performance, specially written and designed for 3 – 5 year olds and their families.
The production invites young audience members to solve the mystery of 16th century doppelgangers Prince Edward and pauper Tom Canty, while at the same time learning all about Tudor England, life on both sides of the palace walls and most importantly – what makes a good story.
Katherine Hughes, Director of Tale Trail to The Prince and The Pauper said: “Tale Trail is an immersive experience for our littlest audience members. They can feel they are a character in the story and get hands on. We are led round the rooms by actors and the audience help the actors along their journey. Tale Trail is a magical experience. Parents, carers and grandparents can see the magic reflected in their child’s face – and join in with the adventure all together as a family. They can interact and play games with the actors whilst being wowed by the theatrical spaces they are led through.”
Meanwhile, Artistic Director Theresa Heskins’ adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper continues in the main auditorium until Saturday 25 January, with accessible shows including a Relaxed Performance on Monday 13 January at 6.00pm.
Relaxed performances are designed to welcome audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed environment; those who might be anxious about attending the theatre, those with autistic spectrum conditions as well as those with a sensory and communication disorder or learning disability.
At the relaxed performance there will be a more casual approach to front-of-house etiquette, a relaxed attitude to noise and movement amongst the audience and a number of adjustments made to the staging, sound and lighting effects. On the day front of house staff will be available to assist with any needs, and there will be ‘breakout areas’ during the performance from those who may need time away from the auditorium.
Tickets for Tale Trail to The Prince and the Pauper are on sale priced at £9.00. The Prince and the Pauper continues its run in the main auditorium until Saturday 25 January 2020, with tickets priced from £18.50.
**Read Baba’s Review of Prince and the Pauper here.