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The Bookbinder

  • 20 June
The Bookbinder

Event Information

Sat 20 June: 11.30am & 3pm

Showing on Sat 20 Jun

‘They say you can get lost in a good book. But it’s worse to get lost in a bad one…’

From award-winning NZ company Trick of the Light Theatre (The Road That Wasn’t There) comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem.

An old man sits down to read the tale of an erstwhile bookbinding apprentice. As he speaks, the story spills from the pages and into the bindery – from pop-up book to puppetry, story-telling to live action – weaving an original dark fairytale in the vein of Neil Gaiman. The Bookbinder is an inventive one-man performance from writer/performer Ralph McCubbin Howell, and director/designer Hannah Smith.

“A real delight” – Guardian

★★★★★”A beautiful, articulate and inventive show that is as engaging as it is mysterious” – alledinburghtheatre.com

£9/£8 children

Sat 20 June: 11.30am & 3pm

A booking fee of 50p per ticket applies

  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The recommended age ranges are for your guide only. We suggest you stick as closely to them as possible for the benefit of other audience members.
  • Lap seats are available at £1.50 (including booking fee) for infants aged 0 – 24 months;  all patrons including infants must have a valid ticket. 
  • All bookings will incur a Booking Fee of 50p per ticket regardless of whether the booking is made in person at our Box Office, by post, by phone or online and applies to all payment types.

Presented by Trick of the Light Theatre.

Performed and written by Ralph McCubbin Howell.

Directed and designed by Hannah Smith.

  • the egg box office open 9am – 6pm Monday – Saturday (Sunday if there is a performance)
  • All plays are performed in English and take place in the egg auditorium unless otherwise stated.
  • Nearby parking space for Blue Badge Holders
  • Level access into building
  • Lift to all levels
  • Adapted toilets
  • Sennheiser Infra-Red Audio System in auditorium
  • Hearing & Guide Dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair spaces in the Stalls only (Accompanying persons pay discounted price)
  • Breast Feeding Friendly

Under 12s are not admitted to the egg theatre auditorium unsupervised.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

Relaxed Performances – Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication disorders, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

Full terms and conditions of ticket bookings can be found here