Grisly Tales unfold on ARC stage

Laughs, frights and live music accompany this tale of a determined orphan who carries a satchel full of spine-chilling stories in a whole lot of rain!

Welcome to Tumblewater. Not that it’s a very welcoming place – unless you’re an undertaker or an umbrella salesman. Caspian Prye, the twisted landowner, controls everything and everyone; even the police. Into this world stumbles Daniel Dorey, a fearless orphan armed only with his wits and stories. Can he bring down Caspian Prye? Can he rescue the girl in the distant room? Can he even stay alive long enough to tell his tales?

Edward Jaspers, co-writer of Hamlet! The Muscial (MTM/Whatsonstage Audience Choice Best Musical 2010), performs this one-man adaptation of Bruno Vincent’s deliciously dark novel (Nominated for the 2010 Waterstone’s Children’s Book Awards), directed by Caroline Horton (2013 Olivier Award nominee and multiple Stage Award winner). The production has been supported by The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton.


Witty, musical and magical… Fabulous.

– Three Weeks Magazine


Teasel Theatre’s rip-roaring production is an exciting and darkly comic delight with a pitch-perfect performance at its core.

– Edinburgh Spotlight


Astonishing… a thoroughly enjoyable and wonderfully vibrant show.

– Edinburgh Festivals Magazine


A beacon of lighthearted pleasure.

– The Stage

Brilliant: cheers the soul and stays with you long after it has finished.

– The Scotsman

• Teasel Theatre presents Grisly Tales from Tumblewater at ARC on Fri 18 Apr at 2.30pm. Tickets are price F: £6 Family (4 people): £20 and can be purchased here.