Wonderful Beast Gala

november, 2022

27nov4:00 pmWonderful Beast Gala


Event Details

Sunday 27th November 4pm

Doors open at 3.30pm

Tickets: £25 (for 25 years!)

£22 for 65 and over

£12 for 18 and under

Free for 7 and under

Tickets available HERE

By phoning 01728 454022, or in person Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12pm at the AJH corner office.


This celebratory event will take us through some of the most magical moments of Wonderful Beast’s quarter century and sees some of our longest-standing artists contributing, including loyal patron Dame Penelope Wilton, alongside many more great talents.


Wonderful Beast theatre company was founded by Artistic Director Alys Kihl in 1997, with a group of artists (including the poet Adrian Mitchell and the actor, Roger Lloyd Pack) all passionate about bringing myths, legends, folk and fairy tales to audiences of all ages, in the belief that these stories are for everyone.

Formerly based in London, performing in venues including Southwark Playhouse, Gate Theatre and Almeida Theatre, Wonderful Beast has toured the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, taken part in the Jaipur International Festival and collaborated with the English Touring Opera Company, introducing school children to opera all over the UK. In 2005 the company relocated to Suffolk, and amongst its many projects commissioned two community operas in its biennial festival, Storm of Stories, as well as touring site specific productions featuring local legends.

Its latest production, First the Dance, Then the Feast, based on a Hungarian folk tale, was staged at the magical Thorington Theatre in June, involving eighty primary school children performing alongside a professional cast of international actors and musicians.

‘The best thing I have seen in years!’  – audience member

‘I felt more confident in dance, and now after this I felt like I had a voice and can sing.’ – child actor

‘I really, really, really, really, really want to do that again.’  – child actor

Running time. approx 2 hours including an interval


(Sunday) 4:00 pm


Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall