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Fairytales Gone Bad!

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, National Poetry Day Ambassador, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike. 
A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story…
Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous! Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl. It was always a tale about a granny – a mean, thieving granny who has plans for something quite nasty.
Join our poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember!
After the show there will be a chance to meet Joseph and purchase signed copies of his books, as well as talk about his work.
Joseph’s debut poetry collection, Werewolf Club Rules, won the prestigious CLPE Children’s Poetry Award (CLiPPA) in 2015. His second poetry collection, Overheard in a Tower Block, and debut picture book, Luna Loves Library Day, were published in 2017.
“Thrillingly grisly, darkly funny.” (Children’s Theatre Review, 2016)
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Performances last 45 mins (no interval).
Note: this production can be booked individually as either 1 or 2 shows or in a double bill withFairytales Gone Bad: Zombie-rella / Blood-red Hood, for ages 6+, which allows venues to present a show for two different age ranges on the same day.
There are a range of photos and a trailer for Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling is available to view at the following:
A trailer of this show in performance at a library setting, plus audience / librarian comments: