Tamsin Lemon Audience reviews from

"This show was absolutely fantastic and I would thoroughly recommend it. The story was captivating, the songs were catchy and the whole performance was brilliantly acted by a talented and enthusiastic crew. Myself and my family of 4 children, age 9-15, all enjoyed it. Well done and thank you. "

Robert Flett Audience reviews from "An unexpected delight. My 5 and 7 year old boys loved it, and there was plenty of surreal dream like fun to keep me interested too. With live music, great singing, energetic dancing as well as a decent story linking it all, the hour passed far too quickly for all three of us. I really think the troll dance could be a new 'timewarp'. "
Roderick Hill Audience reviews from "I took my 10yo & 12yo granddaughters to the show. Ideally targetted for 5 to 9yo's, neither were bored and thoroughly enjoyed the energetic performance from the cast of 16. ... even 65yo kids found the hour passed quickly and came away humming the tunes!... "
excerpt from blogger DamoWords Blog

..." great harmonies, eloquent speech & graceful acting of this bunch of teenagers singing & dancing through a perfectly pleasant children's story. ..."

Anita Jays from Really enjoyable show. Great story, well performed.
Laura Hibbert from Great show, my three girls aged 7,8 and 9 all enjoyed it. Well worth the money

Mark Ball
feedback to the company

Many thanks for putting om a 5* production. It was captivating and made me feel great and set up for the rest of the day. A fantastic example of young talent.
(cant seem to get the troll dance song out of my head)


This was a tough year for awards. This was an excellent show, but in the Glammies season, we were up against ourselves with Sweeney Todd and Spring Awakening: two of the best of The Unknown Theatre Company's shows. But A Night's Tale was an excellent production itself, and this didn't go unrecognised...

given by

to whom

for what

Glammies 2011-12 The Company winner of Geoff Lake Award for Innovation for Bwca
Glammies 2011-12 Bwca as Himself Shortlisted for Best Supporting Actor in a musical
Glammies 2011-12 Stephanie Williams as Queen of Faeries Shortlisted for Best Supporting Actress in a musical
Glammies 2011-12 Ben Hardie as Billie

nominated for Best Actor in a musical

Glammies 2011-12

Andrew Machin as Uncle Giles/Igor

nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a musical
Glammies 2011-12

Luke Hereford as Taliesin

nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a musical
Glammies 2011-12 Chelsea Taylor-Day as Thump nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a musical

And more...    

  In Cardiff, tickets were £6. In Edinburgh, £8 and £5 concessions.
  See a video of us in Edinburgh promoting the show!
  And another vlog from the street, where we were also interviewed about the show
  And another video of us in Edinburgh promoting the show - see how rainy Edinburgh was in 2011
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About the show  

26th & 27th July 2011.  7.30pm and
5th-12th August 2011 10.30am


The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff
Venue 13, Lochend Close, Canongate, Edinburgh

Director James Williams
Choreographer choreographer
Musical director James Williams

Jane Donoghue
assisted by Annette Littlechild

Special facts

by Scott Pryor and James Williams
Simon Riordan did the fight choreography.

Band members were made up of long standing company members Sam Jones, Steve Donoghue and Matt Holmquist. Director/MD/Composer James Williams led the band.




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