We're Going Dotty For Dalmatians This Christmas
This Christmas, we're getting ready to set tails wagging with our festive production of The Hundred And One Dalmatians from 30 November to 13 January.
Director Tessa Walker says,
“I'm delighted to bring to life the magic of The Hundred And One Dalmatians this Christmas in our unforgettable version, which features wonderful puppets and new music. Debbie Isitt's adaptation is packed with enchantment and humour, and will bring a thrilling new sense of adventure to this story, making it fun for families and friends of all ages.”
Dalmatians Pongo and Missis enjoy an idyllic life with their humans, Mr and Mrs Dearly. Then one day, the house is filled with the patter of tiny paws when Missis gives birth to a litter of adorable puppies. But just as the Dearlys get used to their new housemates, the puppies mysteriously vanish.
With the help of the canine community and an Old English Sheepdog, Pongo and Missis set out on an adventure to find the missing puppies. Their quest leads them to the vicious Cruella De Vil. She hates dogs but loves fur coats and has set her sights on a certain black and white spotty pattern. Will the animals be able to get home safely in time for Christmas?
The REP's Associate Director, Tessa Walker returns to direct another family favourite, following her record-breaking 2015 production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe and the much-loved A Christmas Carol in 2013. Her production of Tom Wells' Folk (2016) was nominated for Best New Play at the UK Theatre awards.
Dodie Smith's delightful tale is the perfect festive treat and has been brilliantly transformed for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the writer and director of the hugely popular Nativity! films. The stage adaptation of Nativity! The Musical, also written and directed by Isitt, opens its national tour at here in October 2017.
The Hundred And One Dalmatians opens on Thursday 30 November 2017 and runs until Saturday 13 January 2018.
Tickets go on sale to members today, Wednesday 8 March and to the general public from 9am on Friday 10 March.
REP Members can book online now. If you haven't yet joined one of our REP Membership schemes and would like to, you can sign up now and book your tickets today.