Musical celebrates books and reading

Bookstory at Felton Village Hall
Bookstory at Felton Village Hall

A new musical that celebrates, books, reading and libraries will be on stage in Felton this weekend.

Bookstory is a new family musical for ages five and over, in which the main characters are books.

And it is coming to the village hall on Sunday, in partnership with Highlights Rural Touring Theatre.

In Brian’s library, the books are all in a muddle. The Romance is rubbing shoulders with the DIY manual, the Dictionary is sharing a shelf with the Whodunnit, and there is a new book on the block – with fifty million pages.

To discover their real powers and save their confused library, the books must work together.

But books can’t move – or can they?

Monstro Theatre, the artists formerly known as Nonesuch, is made up of a talented team of London based performers – Karina Garnett, Philip ‘Boz’ Bosworth and Gilbert Taylor.

Led by Ben Glasstone, the company makes musical shows using a playful blend of songs, puppetry and dynamic performance.

They challenge the boundaries between theatre for children and for adults to bring vividly to life the story in the digital age.

The show runs from 3pm and lasts around an hour. Tickets cost £8 adults, £5 children, on 07710 497088 or at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk