Fairytales for Adults at The Forge

Power struggles, alchemy, stolen children, bizarre marriages and unflinching metaphor fill The Crick Crack Club’s new performance: storytelling for grown ups

Creative Director Ben Haggarty performing
Creative Director Ben Haggarty performing

Theatre dons The Crick Crack Club are preparing to enchant audiences with their new season, which features contemporary adaptations of very grown-up fairytales. They started performing to packed out audiences in Kentish Town’s iconic boozer the Assembly House all the way back in 1987. Their initial success propelled them out of K-Town to residencies at The Barbican and Southbank Centre and on to sell out shows at The Soho Theatre.

Now back in their original stomping ground, they are appearing at The Forge in Camden, where world class storyteller Sally Pomme aims to get the audience in the wintery frame of mind by performing a “dark Norwegian wondertale”. Set in a dark forrest, expect bears, trolls and stolen children – it should be funny, romantic and a little bit scary. Up next, creative director Ben Haggarty will tell the love story of a teacher and apprentice, where rules aren’t broken lightly.

Get the kids a baby sitter because it won’t be PG certified and there’s no guarantee that everyone will live happily ever after.

Fairytales for Adults, 12th September £9 / £7 concs 


The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden, London, NW1 7NL



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