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Sheringham drama about the boy who eats books - and a chance to win tickets

15:00 25 January 2013

Bookworks Theatre

Bookworks Theatre's production of The Incredible Book Eating Boy at the Holt Festival. Performers, back left to right, Andy Roberts, James Baker, Sophia Walls. Front Robert Daniels with Henry the puppet. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY


Young Henry has a huge appetite for books - quite literally. He eats them. And the more he eats, the smarter he gets.


His story is featured in Oliver Jeffers’ award-winning children’s book The Incredible Book-Eating Boy.

And the tale is brought to life by Bootworks Theatre in a unique performance involving live performance, puppetry and back projection, which is coming to Sheringham Little Theatre.

The show is performed inside Henry’s very own bedroom providing books to read, activity packs and the chance to meet Henry’s goldfish Ginger.

But most amazingly it is performed for one child and an accompanying adult at a time using a special theatre booth, and is repeated many times a day.

The story shows that actually eating books is not the healthiest of habits, as Henry soon finds out.

The adventure is aimed at youngsters from four years up, with each performance five minutes long.

It has received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe where it was premiered in 2011, and the show visited north Norfolk last summer as part of the Holt summer festival.

Bootworks were nominated for a Total Theatre Award 2009, and director James Baker received the Total Theatre Awards for Innovation in 2010 for his solo project 30 Days to Space.

The show is on Saturday February 9 and runs during the day from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets are £5 a child, with parents free. To book a time slot ring box office on 01263 822347. See the theatre’s website for more details of this and other upcoming shows.

● But there is also the chance to win five pairs of tickets to this unusual show. See the North Norfolk News Guide section on January 31 for details.



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