Mr Gotalot returns for spooky Halloween special

August 28 2015

BISHOPSTON’S favourite puppet shopkeeper, Mr Gotalot, is back – and this time, it’s for a Halloween special.

BISHOPSTON’S favourite puppet shopkeeper, Mr Gotalot, is back – and this time, it’s for a Halloween special.

Monkey Trousers Theatre swung onto the scene at the beginning of the year, establishing “theatrical sitcom” shows at the Kelvin Players studio for local children, revolving around Mr Gotalot and his shop which sells everything and anything.  

The Bishopston mums behind the company, Charlotte Whitten and Fran Lewis, were overwhelmed with the response from their debut performances – The Pants of Power, and The Snot Rocket – which feature themselves as Sidney the shop assistant and Ms Barnet the meddling landlady, respectively.

Their upcoming show, which runs on September 27 and October 4, is called The Chinchilla Thriller and tells the story of an unusual customer who needs a special potion for some dark deeds.

Does Mr Gotalot have the right one? Can Sidney help the shopkeeper with this sinister task? Or will Ms Barnet finally get to evict them?

Children will be able to discover these answers when Monkey Trousers performs its production, described by Charlotte and Fran as “mad science meets hair-raising adventure”, later this month.

Show times are at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm at the Kelvin Players studio, 253b Gloucester Road. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

Tickets are £7 each for ages three and above (babies on laps are free), or £25 for a family of four.

Tickets can be purchased through the Tobacco Factory box office www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com or by phoning 0117 902 0344. Booking in advance is strongly recommended.

For more information about Monkey Trousers, visit: www.monkeytrouserstheatre.com.

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