Rat’s tale comes to Playhouse

I Was A Rat! is to be performed at Nottingham Playhouse''Photo by Robert Day

I Was A Rat! is to be performed at Nottingham Playhouse''Photo by Robert Day

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Philip Pullman’s classic children’s novel I Was A Rat! comes to the stage for the first time and you can catch it at Nottingham Playhouse through the Easter holiday.

This gripping story is full of music, comedy and fantastic physical performances.

I Was A Rat! will surprise, delight and move adults and children alike.

It is the perfect family outing this Easter and is being performed at the theatre from March 26-April 13.

I Was A Rat! introduces us to Roger, a scruffy page boy who turns up one evening on the doorstep of old married couple Bob and Joan. “I was a rat!” he insists!

But what is he now? A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers?

A money-spinning fairground freak?

A champion wriggler? Or just anordinary boy, though a little ratty in his habits?

I Was A Rat! perfectly combines humour, fantasy and adventure.

Be amazed as the darkly comic tale slowly reveals its connection to one of the most famous fairy tales of all time.

Leading the cast as Roger is young actor Fox Jackson-Keen.

Fox made his debut on the professional stage in 2008 at the tender age of 13 in the lead role of Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical.

I Was a Rat! is a co-production between Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Teatro Kismet (Bari, Italy) and has been adapted and directed by Teresa Ludovico in an English version by David Watson.

It is suitable for those aged seven and over.

Call the box office on 0115 99419419.