Black Beauty

Red Bridge and Traverse Theatre Company present Black Beauty
Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe
For children age 6 and over and their adults

Best Production for Children and Young People and Best Design

‘a galloping, five-star triumph’  ***** The Guardian
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The storytelling is spellbinding…Paul Curley and John Currivan have the audience in thrall from the start. ***** The Stage

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.

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

Performers: Andy Manley, Andy Cannon, Paul Curley, John Currivan

Director: Andy Manley | Assistant Director: Nikki Kalkman

Sound Design: Dave Trouton | Lighting Design: Simon Wilkinson | Collaborator: Ian Cameron

Black Beauty at Southbank Centre, London

Part of Winter 2019

14 December – 5 January
Southbank Centre, London

Previous tour dates:
Black Beauty ran from 3-24 December at the 
Traverse Theatre’s Christmas show, and toured Scotland in January & February 2017, for 16 performances at 11 venues.

27 January, Brunton Theatre
28 January, Adam Smith Theatre
29 January, Howden Park, Livingston
4 February, The Beacon Arts Centre
5 February, The Byre
6 February, Platform
11-12 February, Eden Court
14 February, Tron Theatre
16 February, Lemon Tree
18 February, macrobert arts centre
19 February, Eastwood Park
12 – 31 December, Lakeside Arts Centre

14 – 28 March New Victory Theatre, New York
13 October – Perth Theatre, Scotland
18 – 21 October,Babaro International Arts Festival for Children, Galway
29 – 30 November,Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
5 – 15 December,Z-Arts, Manchester
18 – 23 December,Platform, Glasgow