It’s really quite simple. This is a play (with songs) based on the book The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, by Eric Idle (who was in Monty Python), inspired by the poem, The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. Got it?
Selladoor Family are delighted to be bringing Eric Idle's best selling nonsensical book to the stage in this musical adaptation written by Dougal Irvine in this exciting co-production with the Belgrade Theatre, directed by Artistic Director Hamish Glen.
This surreal and brilliantly chaotic new musical follows the Owl and the Pussycat on their mission to save the world and defeat the dastardly Firelord, his imaginary dragon, Pyron, and his henchmen, Flicker and Brimstone.
With Professor Bosh’s help, they seek the magical Bong Tree which will lead them all to safety in the Land of Bong.
Their adventures take them across the Gromboolian Plains, down a river of jam, and over a frozen rainbow – helped on their way by a host of wonderful characters including a resurrected dinosaur skeleton, the Pie-Rats and a dancing Pig in sunglasses.
Eric Idle said, “it’s absolutely marvellous that Dougal Irvine is sailing The Quite Remarkable Adventures of The Owl and the Pussycat into the spotlight, and back to the very theatre in which Monty Python first trod the boards together. That’s the wonderful thing about the theatre: it sometimes brings you full circle, from Python to Pass the Butler and now a Pussycat, there’s always plenty of room for a bit of nonsense onstage!”
This fantastically imaginative new musical adaptation of Eric Idle’s best-selling book is a celebration of nonsense, and is sure to enthral and delight children aged 6+, their families and anyone with a sense of fun and wonder.