Thursday 2 December 2021

The Smeds and The Smoos

 Curve, Leicester

2nd December 2021


Far away in outer space

The Smeds and the Smoos have found their place


The Smeds are red and like sleeping in bed

The Smoos are blue and like eating green stews


The Smeds go swimming and eat brown bread

The Smoos sleep in holes and like jumping instead


According to Grandfather Smed and Grandmother Smoo

There can’t be a world in which you combine the two


So one day when Janet Smed and Bill Smoo mix

It triggers a world of intergalactic theatrics


The pair fall in love and go off to explore

“But you mustn’t, you can’t” their elders implore


So Janet and Bill decide to run away

They have each other and Donaldson’s wordplay


At home, the Smeds and Smoos must join hands

Off on a rocket to faraway lands


The Smeds and The Smoos has a wise message at heart

We have more in common than what sets us apart


There are puppets and songs all of which thrive

And the design brings Axel Scheffler’s drawings alive


Fun for families to never forget

Performed by Tall Stories’ fantastic quartet


The Smeds and The Smoos is produced by Tall Stories in association with Curve, based on the 2019 book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. It is directed by Toby Mitchell and designed by Barney George with music & lyrics by Jon Fiber & Andy Shaw for Jollygoodtunes. The puppetry is designed by Yvonne Stone.

The Smeds and The Smoos plays at Curve, Leicester until 31st December as part of a UK tour.

(Top-Bottom) Tim Hibberd, Angela Laverick, Althea Burey and Dan Armstrong in The Smeds and The Smoos. Credit: Tall Stories.

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