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Running Time 55 minutes, no interval

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Family (4 Tickets)


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Intrepid explorer Emily Brown and her side-kick bunny Stanley adventure to Fairfax Studio this summer.

One evening, Emily Brown and Stanley hear a ‘Thing’ crying outside their window. He just can’t get to sleep. Join them as they venture high and low, far and wide to find the Thing’s cuddly, bedtime milk and medicine… But nothing seems to help him settle. What’s really troubling the Thing – and will anyone ever get to sleep?

A fantastic tale of bravery with a mix of colourful quests, excellent puppetry, lovely songs and a touch of magic. From the creators of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Snail and the Whale comes the heart-warming stage show Emily Brown and the Thing, based on the book by Cressida Cowell (author of How to Train your Dragon) and Neal Layton.

Come dressed in your favourite pair of pyjamas and bring your special cuddly toy to keep you company!

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