Welcome return of Silly Boys to the north east

Enjoy some family fun with 'The Elves and the Shoemaker and Other Stories' at Fettercairn Village Hall on Saturday.

Enjoy some family fun with 'The Elves and the Shoemaker and Other Stories' at Fettercairn Village Hall on Saturday.

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Saturday, November 29 is a date for the diary of the young and the young at heart as the wonderful Silly Boys return to Fettercairn, hosted by local charity Angus Arts.

They return to Angus for one of only five Scottish dates on their current U.K. tour.

The company members are back to perform ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker and Other Stories’ at 3 p.m.

Sue Waddicor, administrator of Angus Arts, said: “We hosted the fantastic Silly Boys last year with their hugely successful show ‘The Tallest Horse on Earth’.

“It proved to be a big hit both with our audience and with us. Our small team here at Angus Arts all thought it was one of the funniest, most heart-warming shows we’d ever hosted, so we didn’t hesitate to grab the opportunity to have them back with their new show ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker and Other Stories’.

“With this show the Silly Boys’ mission is to repackage some of the best-loved fairy tales for a new generation of youngsters. The premise of the show centres on three lost children, wandering through a dark forest. Tired, hungry (and smelly) they decide to share some of the weird and wonderful stories that they have heard along the way, and so we are introduced to a range of characters including the gingerbread man, a ravenous fox, an emperor in the altogether and, of course, the eponymous shoemaker.

“All of this is told in the Silly Boys’ own unique, magical, hugely entertaining (bonkers) way, combining original song, music, shadow play, puppetry and daft dancing!

“The Silly Boys are dedicating themselves to producing innovative and exciting theatre of the highest quality, and we are really lucky to be one of only five Scottish dates on their current UK tour. This show has been selling out further south, so I’d advise people to book in advance if possible to ensure they get a seat – it will make a wonderful pre-Christmas family treat.

“And if you like the sound of the show but don’t have a young child to bring along as an excuse to see it then don’t worry, just come along anyway. This really is a show for everyone.”

Angus Arts is well known for the wide range of arts experiences it offers, bringing top quality theatre, music, puppetry, films, workshops and other events to a rural audience.

It hosts professional touring theatre, music, dance, film and events for all ages in a wide variety of interesting locations both indoors and out of doors. It takes part in many national festivals including Sound Festival of new music, Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing, Puppet Animation Scotland’s Easter festival and Scotland’s Festival of Museums. Performers travel from throughout Britain, Europe and beyond. It bring to rural places stimulating productions of the highest quality and once again thank NEAT (North East Arts Touring), supported by Creative Scotland, for making this event possible.

Tickets cost £7/£6 (child)/£3 (under 5)/(£24 family). They can be purchased from Angus Arts on 01561 298173/01356 648669/01356 670304, by emailing angus.arts@btinternet.com or booked online with NEAT at www.neatshows.org.uk