The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds. Enter the imaginative world of ALICE IN WONDERLAND creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new, highly original, ultra-modern adaptation inspired by his beloved classic poem. This show features five high-energy actors, a life-like puppet, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.
A riotous ragtag gang of bold adventurers including the Banker, the Boy, the Butcher, the Baker, the Bellman and the knitting Beaver set off on a quest to catch the mythical Snark… on the journey they encounter the Jub Jub bird, the sly Bandersnatch and the dastardly Boojum… Can a Snark be caught with soap? Will the Beaver escape the hungry Butcher’s clutches? Will the Baker remember his name? Does anyone know what a Snark actually looks like?
Side-splittingly funny, joyful, fast-paced and bursting with an award-winning soundtrack of witty and memorable songs, THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK will delight audiences from ages 4 to 94.
A legendary Snark has been spotted on a remote island far out to sea and the race is on to capture the rare and mythical creature worth ‘millions of thousands of dollars.’ A riotous ragtag band of bold adventurers set off to Snark Island in hot pursuit!
On the journey, we find a lonely bullied little Boy; his Banker father who is ‘so rich he puts diamonds on his shreddies’; a knitting Beaver; a stupendously silly Baker who can’t remember his name; and a moronic Bellman who happens to be the world expert on Snarks.
Our Boy hero and his Beaver chum encounter a fantastical parade of larger-than-life characters including the colorful JubJub Bird, a tricksy Bandersnatch who will steal anything, a blood-thirsty Butcher with a penchant for exotic fare, and the terrifying Boojum who can vanish you away with one touch.
Can a Snark really be caught with soap? Will the Beaver escape the hungry Butcher’s clutches? Will the Baker remember his name? Does anyone know what a Snark actually looks like? And will any of them manage to catch it?
At its heart, this is the story of a father and son and their journey of discovery and reconciliation. The Boy teaches his Banker father the true riches of life – love, family, friendship and the importance of protecting, not hunting, our beautiful creatures.
THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
Music & Lyrics by GARETH COOPER
Written by ANNABEL WIGODER
1 female, 2 male, and 1 girl roles, and 1 role that can be played by any gender
The Boy (Female – Playing age 10)
The Banker (Male – Playing age 35-45)
The Butcher (Female – Playing age 25-35)
The Bellman (No specified gender – Playing age 30-40)
The Baker (Male – Playing 25-35)