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balletLORENT The Lost Happy Endings

Family Weekend

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People dressed in animal and fairytale costume, posing around a tree stump

An original story by Carol Ann Duffy, created and produced by balletLORENT.

What happens when the Happy Endings are stolen? Deep in the forest lives Jub, a magical girl with six fingers on each hand. Jub’s job is to guard the Happy Endings to stories and fairytales. But one day an otherworldly Witch steals them, and at bedtime the stories are destroyed.

Goldilocks changed the locks on the cottage of the three bears. Cinderella’s foot is now too big for the glass slipper. Little Red Riding Hood is gobbled up by the wolf. Pinocchio’s nose never stops growing.

As the Witch disappears with the stolen Happy Endings it is up to Jub to save the night, encountering many beloved fairytale characters and woodland creatures in her quest. Packed with spirit, adventure and glorious surprises, this fantasy family show will delight generations both old and young.

Original score composed by Murray Gold, with set design by Neil Murray, costume design by Nasir Mazhar and narrated by Joanna Lumley.

The Lost Happy Endings is part of Family Weekend 2022.

Image description: Gathered around the twisted roots of a tree, four figures confront each other: to the left is, Jub, a smiling girl dressed in a tattered black coat with rips revealing glimpses of emerald green, fingerless gloves and bare feet. Peering round the trunk at her are three animal characters in masks and costume – a cricket, a wolf and an elephant with a long, twisting trunk and floppy ears.

Co-produced by Northern Stage. balletLORENT is a National Partner Company of Sadler’s Wells.

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Family Dance Workshops

For children and their families of all abilities, based around music and dance at the heart of the show. Participation by all the family – adults and children alike – is encouraged.

Dates: Friday 15 & Saturday 16 April 2022
Times: 1 pm – 2 pm
Location: Studio C – Sadler’s Wells in Angel

Workshops are £2 per person for both adults and children, and tickets are available to ticket holders for The Lost Happy Endings only. Maximum of three children per adult. Tickets for the workshop to be purchased online or by phone via Ticket Office on 020 7863 8000.

Foyer Activities

There will be a specially curated programme of free arts and crafts activities across the theatre foyers, inspired by the show. There will also be a family friendly food offer in the Fox Garden Court Café.

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