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A subversive, fun-filled adventure full of songs and madcap comedy for ages 5+ and their families, adapted by The Wardrobe Ensemble (The Star Seekers, Mog the Forgetful Cat) from Babette Cole’s classic children’s book series

Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She wants to carry on making music with her menagerie of monstrous pets, but the King and Queen have other ideas… Find out how Princess Smartypants fights to preserve her independence in this hilarious fairy-tale-with-a-difference. Full of songs and madcap comedy, Princess Smartypants is a treat for all the family.

Perfect for anyone who is fed up of traditional fairy tales and wants to see what happens when girls are in charge of the castle.

Originally published in 1986, Princess Smartypants is a classic of feminist revisionism for children. It has now been translated into 32 languages and sold a million copies worldwide.

A Wardrobe Ensemble & Wayward Productions co-production, written by Babette Cole and adapted by The Wardrobe Ensemble. Image artwork by Babette Cole.

“A company that has proven itself adept at entertaining all ages.”
★★★★ The Stage

“Delightful controlled chaos.”
★★★★ What’s On Stage on Mog the Forgetful Cat

“Funny, unrestricted and totally unforgettable.”
The Independent on Babette Cole

“Authors such as Cole are as needed as ever.”
The Guardian on Babette Cole

  • Dates: Mon 8th - Wed 10th April 2024
  • Show time: 11am & 2pm (no 11am on Monday)
  • Tickets: £10 (ages 2 and under go free)
  • Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
  • Suitable for: Ages 5-10 and their families
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  • Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
  • Suitable for: Ages 5-10 and their families
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