THE SCARECROWS’ WEDDING comes to the Leicester Square Theatre this summer
March 18, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

The Scarecrows Wedding

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler


Scamp Theatre are proud to present their latest production, a truly heart-warming adaptation of The Scarecrows’ Wedding, based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, playing in the West End at Leicester Square Theatre from Saturday 9 July to Sunday 4 September 2016. There will be press performances on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July at 2.00pm.

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to . . .
The best wedding ever, the best wedding yet,
The wedding that no one will ever forget.

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay are excellent scarecrows (they scare a lot of crows). Harry loves Betty, and Betty loves Harry – so they decide to get married. Harry sets off to search for their wedding day essentials including a dress of feathers, a bunch of flowers and a necklace made from shells. However, when the farmer notices he is missing a scarecrow, he replaces Harry with the devilishly smooth but dangerous Reginald Rake. Dashing, daring and ever so cool, can Reginald persuade Betty that he is the scarecrow for her? Will Harry make it back in the nick of time before Reginald ruins their special day?

Bursting at the seams with Scamp Theatre’s inimitable style, this epic love story promises wit, drama, and wedding bells!

Suitable for ages 3+

Julia Donaldson is a British writer, playwright and performer, the 2011–2013 Children’s Laureate and the prize-winning author of some of the world’s most-loved children’s books, most notably the modern classic The Gruffalo which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Julia is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include The Scarecrows Wedding, The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Stick Man and Tiddler and other Terrific Tales. Their books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into 40 languages. Julia also received an MBE in 2011 for her services to Literature. Julia divides her time between Scotland and West Sussex where she lives with her husband, Malcolm.

Scamp Theatre was founded in 2003 by award-winning international producers Jennifer Sutherland and Louise Callow. Scamp bring a range of theatrical live performance to audiences of all ages, with a focus on adaptation, particularly in children’s literature. Scamp are best known for their stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man, which has played five consecutive Christmas seasons at Leicester Square Theatre and toured all over the world. Scamp believe in creating playful and innovative theatrical experiences that not only startle and entertain but also encourage children and young people to use their imaginations. With productions touring constantly, Scamp have a superb track record in theatre production in London, on tour and at the world’s leading venues and festivals.

The Scarecrows’ Wedding is directed by Eva Sampson, with design by James Button, lighting by Elanor Higgins and music by Darren Clark. It is produced by Scamp Theatre in association with Watford Palace Theatre.

Photo Steve Ullathorne