Family musical The Hunting of the Snark released online
James R | On 27, May 2020
Families looking for entertainment during lockdown can get a trip to the theatre for free, with fantasy adventure The Hunting of the Snark released online.
Inspired by the classic poen from Lewis Carroll, the play enters the imaginative world of the Alice in Wonderland creator via an impossible voyage by an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature. The ragtag band of explorers set off on a quest to catch the highly prized mythical Snark. Not only do they have the adventure of their lives, but they make a far more valuable discovery.
Boasting an energetic cast – including Simon Turner, Ben Galpin, Will Bryant and Polly Smith – a parade of fantastical creatures, puppetry and lashings of daft humour – plus music and lyrics by Gareth Cooper – the show was directed by Gemma Colclough and written by Annabel Wigoder. Originally co-produced by The Sherman Theatre supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales, it was staged by RGM Productions and Alice House Theatre in association with Moya Productions.
It was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at The Southbank Centre and now, for a limited time, that recording is available to stream on YouTube from OfficialLondonTheatre. Watch it below: