‘King terrible weather outside but SILLY KINGS rule the night!

To follow up my previous blog  https://willdeanford.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/silly-kings-dress-rehearsal-at-cardiff-castle/ the temperature inside the spiegeltent was fine. Outside, the torrential rain and howling wind assailed the structure, part of which looked like this from the inside


filled with an audience that looked like this Image

And the rain hammered away ferociously on the tent but there was no stopping the silly and spectacular show going on, with a joyously enthusiastic multi-tasking cast, each playing various parts, singing, dancing, rapping, and storytelling their way through a madcap array of tales woven around a semi-traditional framing device about a Princess and Prince who wanted to marry for love (semi traditional because in this little world, the little girl defeats the monster under her bed without help and the Fairies ruled by their mean King in one segment form a Union to defeat him and Llamas dance their tails off).

Fun and silliness and strangeness throughout, enjoyed loads by the audience, see here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.251547651670226.1073741830.127387044086288&type=1

Anyway, the dress rehearsal fought the weather and defeated it and the audience, including me, had to battle the elements too en route to Cardiff Castle but ultimately, the stormy night was easily vanquished by the fun to be had. Tonight the run proper begins. Go get some silly 🙂


Tonight I will be among those watching the dress rehearsal of Silly Kings

Produced by National Theatre Wales, the show runs from 19 Dec 2013- 04 Jan 2014 and you can get booking and price info type stuff if you click this link  http://nationaltheatrewales.org/sillykings

Looking at the link wont help you, you have to click on it.

So you have even more to go on when looking for an answer to the question “Why the *^&$££ should I go and see this, eh?” keep reading these words and you will learn that the play has been adapted from the 1981 book of Fairy Tales by Monty Python’s Terry Jones.

Below you will find a picture of Mr Jones and below that a pic of the cover of Fairy Tales

Silly Kings is aimed at ‘young children and very silly adults’, so most people I know fall into the targeted demographic! I guess that if nothing else tonight I will discover whether offering the public the chance to see a play in a large ‘spiegeltent’  over the late December to early January period is a good idea temperature wise…