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Miss Potter’s Tailor’s Tale by Christopher Denys

Bristol theatre company bring story about one of the most loved authors of all time to the stage

Brandy Wine Theatre Company, will be returning to the Alma Tavern Theatre following a sold out run of Waiting for Samuel earlier this year.

This time they will be bringing Miss Potter’s Tailor’s Tale. It’s written and directed by Christopher Denys, a behemoth in the Bristol theatre world. He was Principal of the world famous Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as well as Associate Director of the Bristol Old Vic Company for 27 years.

Miss Potter’s Tailor’s Tale is the next in a long line of Denys’ writing for theatre. He’s known for his work on BBC Radio 4, a back catalogue of stage plays as well as collaboration with Chris Harris on no less than eleven Bristol Old Vic Pantomimes.

Beatrix Potter has written and illustrated nineteen much-loved books. Her twentieth book – The Tale of Kitty in Boots – is now two Christmases overdue.

It’s 1916. She is now Mrs William Heelis, married to a hill farmer in the Lake District. But with war raging and Zeppelin bombers overhead, life has become even more difficult – even before the army wants to requisition her horse. How can you run a farm without a horse?!

The play follows Potter as she takes a short break from lambing to tell us how she found overnight fame with The Tale of Peter Rabbit, love and loss, as well has her work with one of the National Trust founders Canon Rawnsley, to preserve the district for future generations.

Miss Potter’s Tailor’s Tale, will be at the Alma Tavern Theatre on 27 and 28 February 2024

For more information or to book, visit: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/almatheatrecompany/1065502?

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