Theatre Comes To The Forest – The Hunting Of The Snark

Are you ready to sail to a peculiar island in search of adventure? Then come with us and hunt the mysterious Snark!

The Hunting of the Snark, is a classic nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland. In April at Sutton Manor Community Woodland, part of Bold Forest Park, theatre company Burn the Curtain will bring it to life in a wonderful outdoor theatre experience.

Join the Butcher, the Banker, the Broker, the Barrister and the Bonnetmaker as they hunt for the ever elusive Snark. Take an unforgettable journey through the forest at Sutton Manor Community Woodland in Burn the Curtain’s new adaptation of this classic poem by Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland. Come prepared for adventure and with your much needed help, a fresh attempt to find the Snark will take place.

Sutton Manor Community Woodland: Thursday 19th April, Friday 20th April and Saturday 21st April. 7.30 pm each evening. Minimum age is 6 years old.

Tickets available via Adults £10 Children (6-17 y/o) £6.

Participants must come prepared to walk 2 -3 miles and wear suitable footwear/clothing for weather conditions and all terrains.

  • Suitable for ages 6+
  • Participants must provide their own torch or head-torch.
  • Dogs are not permitted (except for assistance dogs)

If you have questions or would like to find out more about our show or app, please email, you never know what you might find out!

Download the Snarkhunter app for your phone

For an additional experience, before or after seeing the show, you can download Snarkhunter.  Snarkhunter, a new adventure game phone app for use at Sutton Manor Community Woodland, will be available at Apple App and Android Play Stores in early March.

Play as the ever reliable Boots and come for an adventure in the forest.

Whilst hunting for the Snark, you will need to collect thimbles,  jam, forks and cress, defend yourself against a fearsome Jubjub bird and revive a heroic baker.

Download the app, it’s available now! For  Apple and  Android

Local Theatre Company Participatory Project

It Is What It Is Productions are a theatre company based in the North West, committed to using arts activity to motivate, excite and stimulate our audience.

Their lead artist on the project is Sophie Tickle, a dance and drama artist who runs a diverse range of arts projects across the uk. She loves working with different communities and she regularly works with young people, adults with disabilities, families, offenders, asylum seekers, schools, arts groups, charities and young carers.

Sophie told us more “Our snarkhunter project will be devised completely by the young people culminating in a performance or sharing for an invited at audience at sutton manor during summer 2018, and will be inspired by both the performance of the hunting of the snark and the snarkhunter app itself.”

“The young people and their families have been invited to the dress rehearsal of the hunting of the snark in april and following the performance we will have a feedback meeting to share our thoughts on the performance and map out exactly what our project will explore. Whether the young people fancy being a performer, see themselves as a writer or think they would like to try a backstage role, there will be something for everyone to get involved in. We will look at the best way to achieve our ideas and set dates over the summer to make this happen and create our own piece of site-specific theatre to be performed at sutton manor for an invited audience.”

Birthplace of Lewis Carroll

Daresbury was the birthplace of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll and is situated 10 miles away from Sutton Manor.

Burn the Curtain Links

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