Rip-roaring fun with a grisly twist

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Grisly Tales from Tumblewater – Teasel Theatre Company, Howick Village Hall, Sunday, May 20, 7pm. Tickets £7, £4 child, £20 family. Bookings 01665 577384; Seahouses Sports and Community Centre, Saturday, May 26, 7pm, Tickets £7, £4 child, £18 family. Bookings: 01665 721868.

GRISLY Tales from Tumblewater is heading out on the road after a rip-roaring run at The Edinburgh Fringe 2011.

The tale of a determined orphan, a satchel full of spine-chilling stories and a whole lot of rain, the show is like Charles Dickens crossed with Roald Dahl via Horrible Histories with laughs, frights and live music.

It is a funny, spooky and playful adaptation of Bruno Vincent’s deliciously dark novel (nominated for the 2010 Waterstone’s Children’s Book Awards), and is suitable for those aged eight and over.