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Tom Fletcher’s There’s a Monster in Your Book stage show to tour UK

Tom Fletcher’s Who’s in Your Book? children’s book series is to be adapted for the stage.

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Leading from page to stage, There’s a Monster in Your Show will premiere at the Watford Palace Theatre on 12 October.

The musical show, which runs for 50 minutes, will then tour 43 venues across the UK, with more to be announced.

All about There’s a Monster in Your Book on stage

Expect plenty of playful fun for your littlest ones as their favourite characters come to life in a show that is packed with interactive moments to enjoy together.

A group of performers are preparing to start their show, but quickly discover they are not alone on stage. Little Monster wants to be part of the fun too! With an invitation to his friends, Dragon, Alien and Unicorn to join him, you can expect comedy and chaos as they help to create a magical show, learning about the joy of books and friendship along the way.

There’s a Monster in Your Show… and he can’t wait to meet you!

Tom Fletcher said: “I’m so excited to see There’s a Monster In Your Book, come to life on stage! The whole journey is incredibly exciting and I can’t wait to get to rehearsals to meet the puppets.

“Theatre is such an important way to introduce children to the arts and There’s a Monster In Your Show is the perfect first theatre trip for pre-schoolers and their families. I’m so looking forward to seeing their reactions first-hand.”

Meet the cast and team

The cast will feature actor/puppeteers Charlie Daniels (Hey Duggee, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday and His Dark Materials (BBC), Josh Macrow (The Furchester Hotel Live, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday), Ben Murrell (In The Night Garden Live, Twirlywoos Live, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Elmer and the Patchwork Elephant, Goosebumps Alive’ (The Vaults London), Ashton Owen (Twirlywoos Live, Smartest Giant in Town, Mr Men) and Gil Sidaway (The Happy Prince, Newbies).

The production is presented by MEI Theatrical, the team who have brought some of the world’s best loved family brands to the stage including Twirlywoos Live, Sarah & Duck and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show.

There’s a Monster in Your Show is adapted for the stage by Zoe Bourn (Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Mr Men Little Miss) with design by Laura McEwen (Oh, No George!, The Singing Mermaid and Twirlywoos Live) and puppets created by Keith Frederick (Twirlywoos, Jack V Giant, Dog’s Don’t Do Ballet).

New music will be composed by Tom Fletcher and Barry Bignold.

The show is directed by Miranda Larson. Puppet direction is by Roman Stefanski, associate director at Polka Theatre (Sarah & Duck and Twirlywoos).

For more information and tickets, visit monsterinyourshow.com

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.