The Hunting of the Snark


  • Tue 24 Oct - Sat 28 Oct

★★★★ 'Gleeful fun, performed with fleet-footed precision and vivacity' The Times

★★★★ 'A visual feast for children' Radio Times

★★★★ 'Slick slapstick and zippy one-liners' The Stage

★★★★ 'Foolish, mad and a barrel of laughs' Broadway World

★★★★ 'Completely charming and delightful' LondonTheatre1

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome! The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds.

Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new, highly original, ultra-modern adaptation inspired by his much loved classic poem.

This show features five high-energy actors, life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.

A riotous ragtag gang of bold adventurers including the Boy, the Banker, the Butcher, the Baker, the Bellman and the Knitting Beaver set off on a quest to catch the mythical Snark… on the journey they encounter the Jub Jub bird, the sly Bandersnatch and the dastardly Boojum… Can a Snark be caught with soap? Will the Beaver escape the hungry Butcher’s clutches? Will the Baker remember his name? Does anyone know what a Snark actually looks like?

Side-splittingly funny, joyful, fast-paced and bursting with a soundtrack of witty songs by an award-winning songwriter, The Hunting of the Snark is a tour de force that‘ll delight, excite and entertain.

Performance length: 70 minutes

Free events

The Hunting of the Snark Workshop

Tue 24 Oct
10.30am - 11.15am
Kingston Library
Booking via Kingston Library on 020 8547 6464 or by emailing Kate Priestley.

An interactive workshop with a member of the cast talking about conservation, endangered animals, and exploration. Suitable for ages 6 – 9.

Jub Jub Egg Hunt

Wed 25 Oct
12.15pm - 12.30pm
Rose Café

Find Jub Jub eggs around the Rose Café with the Jub Jub bird!