The Phoenix and the Carpet
November 2014
Sutton House, Hackney

Artwork by Abigail Eisen

"Next moment there was a soft cracking sound; the egg burst in two and out of it came a flame-coloured bird"

 

The next chapter in the story unfolds...

 

After a summer full of adventures in the countryside, Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane just want to settle down and watch some fireworks. 

 

But when they discover a mysterious golden egg wrapped inside a dusty old carpet, they soon realise a new adventure is just beginning! When your carpet comes from a far off mystical land, there's no knowing where you might end up, and how dangerous it could turn out to be. Together they must overcome fire, thieves and the meddlesome cook - all with the help of a new feathered friend...

 

Same cast from Five Children and It but with a brand new venue:

Performed through the rooms of National Trust's Tudor wonder Sutton House, Hackney.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-house/

Photos by John Wilson

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CAST
JANE - Jennifer Tyler
ANTHEA - Molly Small
CYRIL - Callum Cameron
ROBERT - James Thorpe Woods
PHOENIX - Emily Essery
FATHER
COOK
NEVILLE THE BEETLE
POLICEMAN 
COW- Chris Dobson
MOTHER
BURGLAR
DERECK THE BEETLE
LOBSTER - Felicity Sparks
 
CREATIVES
DIRECTOR - Katharine Armitage
WRITER - Katharine Armitage
MUSICAL DIRECTOR - Felicity Sparks
PUPPETRY DIRECTORS - Chris Dobson
& Emily Essery
PRODUCER - Will Bourdillon
STAGE MANAGER - Emily Walker

 

© 2014 by Tea Break Theatre Company

For the individual website of Katharine Armitage go to: www.karmitage.com