Video: Children in Norwich get to hear alternative fairytales

Pantomime actors read alternative fairytales to enthusiastic children at the Forum's children's library today.

Pantomime actors read alternative fairytales to enthusiastic children at the Forum's children's library today.

Tom Beard, actor and director who played Queen Bracken's canine assistant in Norwich's Theatre Royal's Sleeping Beauty last year, came to the library with with Jess Hathaway, 25, and read alternative stories from the national tour, Fairy Tales of the Unexpected, giving classic fairytales a modern twist

Mr Beard said: 'It's so wonderful to keep children's imagination going, and I thought what's a better way to do it than with telling stories.'

Alternative narratives ranged from the Three Pigs with a twist, Little Red Riding Hood with an ASBO and Rapunzel, the princess from Essex.


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