Produced By: Epic Tales

The First King of England in a Dress

Dramas In Pyjamas
02 May 2020
02 May, 18:30

Tickets no longer available.

This show has been postponed until an as-yet-unknown future date. If you require further information please contact our Box Office directly. All current ticket holders will be contacted directly.

Vikings, giants and magic await you in this fun-packed historical adventure that's rammed full with engaging storytelling, lively music on an ancient instrument… and plenty of joining in!
Ethelred misses his mum. She was stolen from him by something worse than Vikings. So when a stranger asks his dad for a bed for the night, he is naturally nervous. But when the stranger and Ethelred start sharing stories of giants, frogs and magic, it isn’t long before they discover surprising secrets about each other…
Will Ethelred get his mum back? How will his adventure affect the future of England? And just why is the king dressed like that?
Based on a millennium-old English folk tale about bridging cultural divides, The First King of England in a Dress explores the power of storytelling to unite us all. 
As seen at Glastonbury Festival 2017, Jorvik Viking Festival 2017, Buckfast Abbey Storytelling Festival 2018, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, and many more venues across the country.
Written by Chip Colquhoun, storyteller for the Oxford Reading Tree and author of 3 books for children available in all good bookshops.
Ages 7+ (suitable for ages 3+)
“A wonderful show packed with ideas… There should be much more of this kind of activity!”
★★★★★ Ely Standard
“An hour of smashing storytelling… hugely engaging, weaving big historical themes into material
that is finely tailored to the young audience.”
★★★★ Edinburgh 49
“Feels more like a conversation than something just to be watched… Enjoyable, fun, and interactive.”
Primary Times Edinburgh – Children’s Choice