We’re thrilled that Freckle Productions’ new adaptation of the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler classic picture book, Tabby McTat is coming to Liverpool Everyman this autumn.
A busker’s cat, Tabby has the loudest of meows. Singing all day alongside his best friend Fred, Tabby couldn’t be happier. That is, until one day they get separated. Tabby manages to find shelter and a new life with every home comfort a feline could wish for, but he still misses his old friend Fred. A beautiful story of loyalty and companionship – will Tabby and Fred ever find each other again?
A fantastic story of courage and friendship, Tabby is one of Donaldson’s most loved storybook characters. We love that the tale carries some important messages too. Both big and little readers will identify with the themes around family and belonging, and the range of feelings experienced during times of change and transition. It’s really brilliant that a children’s story can kickstart conversations around such important topics. Tabby McTat even highlights the importance of tying your shoelaces – that gets a definite seal of approval from us.
Created by the fabulous Freckle Productions (the team who also bought live adaptations of Stick Man, Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Zog to the stage), the production is directed by Alan Lane with original music by Tristan Parkes.
Running at around 60 minutes long, Tabby McTat is suitable for families of all ages. Expect brilliant storytelling, cracking live music, inventive puppetry…and a purr-fect sprinkling of magic.