Autumn / Winter 2016

black-beauty_final-with-bubbleRed Bridge & the Traverse Theatre bring you an new telling of Black Beauty – ”a galloping, five-star triumph” (The Guardian) –  for the whole family.

Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe

From the cosy horsebox they call home, Andy and Andy take the bit firmly between their teeth and tell the classic tale of Black Beauty as you’ve never seen it before.

Saddle up, jump on and gallop headlong into a story where loneliness gives way to hope, friends become heroes, and courage saves the day.

Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, this vibrant re-telling of Black Beauty offers fun and adventure for fans of the book, classic TV show and those brand new to the tale, and is sure to warm your heart during the coldest of winter nights.

Performed by Andy Manley (WhiteMikey & Addie) and Andy Cannon (Tales of a GrandsonLabyrinth), with design by Shona Reppe (White, Huff).


On tour in Scotland in January and February 2017. 
Find out more:

All Edinburgh Theatre ****
“Humorously inventive”

Edinburgh Guide *****
“this innovative, hilarious piece of theatre is an all-round treat for children of all ages. Ya Beauty right enough!”

The Guardian *****
‘a galloping, five-star triumph’

The Herald *****
“The creative team leap every hurdle with ticklish wit..and a whole stable of inventive flourishes”

The Scotsman ****
“a stream of inventive genius that seems like the spirit of hope itself”

The Stage ****
“Carefully balanced and packed with hidden ideas and word-play, the production draws cleverly from pantomime, storytelling and puppetry.”

TV Bomb *****
“impeccable writing and design transfix the audience”

The Times ****
“A lovely blend of sweet sentiment and dramatic set pieces gives this inventive family show an air of nostalgia”