Whodunnit? A crazy crime caper for the New Year from Monkey Trousers

December 20 2016

Who has burgled Ms Barnet’s golden cheese? All will be revealed in the brand new episode of Mr Gotalot’s Gotalot Shop, the popular theatrical sitcom aimed at families in Bristol and the South West.

cheese burgalar

Who has burgled Ms Barnet’s golden cheese? All will be revealed in the brand new episode of Mr Gotalot’s Gotalot Shop, the popular theatrical sitcom aimed at families in Bristol and the South West. 

Monkey Trousers Theatre is a vibrant Children’s theatre company run by puppeteer and producer, Charlotte Whitten and writer, Fran Lewis. They started Monkey Trousers Theatre in 2015 as they wanted to create accessible shows that would genuinely appeal to the whole family.

Fran Lewis is from Bishopston originally and has been living in St Andrews with her daughter for the last five years. She has always been involved with writing and acting, and setting up Monkey Trousers Theatre was a way of fulfilling that creative ambition without compromising her parental duties!  

Fran said: "My six year old daughter loves Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop, and she will quickly let me know if she's impressed with a story or a joke, or not! It's great to be able to perform for that age group, they really appreciate the silliest things. We feel a definite sense of achievement when adults and children alike tell us they love our shows."

Charlotte Whitten is a puppeteer and puppet-maker who trained at the Bath Puppet Workshop with Marc Parrett. Although, she started out as a stand-up comic in London before moving to Bristol to work at the BBC. She lives in Bishopston and is now bringing up her children here explaining: "It is just the best place for families and we love the Gloucester Road. Puppetry and children's theatre seemed the perfect addition to the delights already found here."

In the latest installment of Mr Gotalot’s adventures an extremely clever detective is called to the magical Gotalot Shop to help solve a very serious crime in Mr Gotalot’s Gotalot Shop: The Cheese Burglar!

Mr Gotalot’s Gotalot Shop is now the scene of a particularly heinous crime… someone has burgled Ms Barnet’s lovely golden cheese and she wants the criminal mastermind brought to justice! Enter Detective Shirley Lock, the supremely smart private eye, who must deduce from a variety of mysterious clues just who the Cheese Burglar could be. 

There’ll be plenty of the usual shenanigans so join Monkey Trousers Theatre for the sixth instalment of this exciting and totally criminal show for the whole family! Performances are on Sunday 8, 15 and 22 January 2017, at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm, in the Kelvin Players Studio Theatre, 253b Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NY.

Tickets are £7 each for aged 3 and above (babies on laps are free) or £25 for a family of four. Please book tickets well in advance as the shows are VERY popular! You can purchase tickets through the website. For more information and to book, please visit www.monkeytrouserstheatre.com.

Shows last approximately 45 minutes and are suitable for children aged three to nine years old and their families. Expect lots of cheese, jokes, silliness, car chases, dancing, storytelling, crime reconstructions, a hilarious line up, cheese, and more cheese!