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Philip Pullman's 'I Was a Rat!' at Leeds City Varieties

22 May 2013 - 25 May 2013

Philip Pullman's glorious and gripping story brought to life on the professional stage for the first time


Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company in association with Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, the New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Teatro Kismet (Bari, Italy) present


"I Was A Rat!" insists a scruffy page boy who turns up one evening on the doorstep of old married couple Bob and Joan. But what is he now? A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers? A money-spinning fairground freak? A champion wriggler and a downy card? Or just an ordinary boy, though a little ratty in his habits?

Philip Pullman's glorious and gripping story is brought to life on the professional stage for the first time in the UK. Combining humour, fantasy, and adventure this moving and darkly comic tale slowly reveals its connection to one of the most famous fairy tales of all time. Full of music, fantastic physical performances and unforgettable images I Was A Rat! will surprise, delight and move audiences of all ages.

For times of shows please visit the City Varieties website

Post show discussion with director Teresa Ludovico and the cast Wednesday 22 May 9 – 9.30pm
Teatro Kismet’s Director Teresa Ludovico talks about the performance and rehearsal process with input from the I was a Rat company. On stage after the performance.

Post show discussion with Allie Spencer and the cast Thursday 23 May from 12.30pm
A chance to discuss the performance, rehearsal process and get the latest actor gossip in a short informal post show discussion. Hosted by Nottingham Playhouse’s Allie Spencer in conversation with the cast. On stage after the 10.30am performance. Suitable for all ages.

Price:    £15.00 Group discounts available

Contact details:   The Box Office
Leeds City Varieties
Swan Street

Telephone 0113 243 0808

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