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Mr Stink by David Walliams at Hackney Empire 22 June
Mr Stink, a musical comedy based on the children’s novel written by David Walliams and illustrated by Quentin Blake, at Hackney Empire, in east London 22 to 26 June 2011, as part of a UK tour.
It is adapted and directed by Matthew White, with music by Matt Brind. Designed by Charlie Cridlan, puppets by Toby Olie.
A scratch 'n' sniff production, which will bring Mr Stink, pongingly to life. (Each audience member will be given a free A6 booklet. On each page there will be an encapsulated smell alongside one of Blake’s illustrations that depicts that particular odour. )
Chloe doesn’t like school very much. She isn’t as cool as the other kids. No iPhone, no DS and no friends. Then she meets Mr Stink – the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit but he’s the only person who’s ever been nice to her and that includes her mother – an awful snob who wants to be the local MP and is trying to rid the streets of its homeless. About to lose her only friend, Chloe finds Mr Stink a secret hiding place… but is there more to him than meets the nose?
Cast includes Peter Edbrook (Mr Stink), Lotte Gilmore (Chloe), Julia Nagle (Mrs Crumb), Mark Peachey (Mr Crumb), Irvine Iqbal (Raj).
Produced by KW & NB Ltd and Curve Theatre, Leicester in association with Hackney Empire and Nottingham Playhouse.
This Family show has a broad recommended age range of 7+