Fairy tales to come to life across County Durham
The fabulous Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales are being brought to life across County Durham
The Not So Grimm Twins will offer families free entertainment at the county’s parks and
outdoor spaces throughout August.
The co-production by Durham County Council’s Gala Durham and theatre company,
Wrongsemble, will launch at Seaham Food Festival on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August.
It will then visit Blackhill and Consett Park on Tuesday 9 August; Glenholme Park, Crook
on Wednesday 10 August; Town Park, Newton Aycliffe on Thursday 11 August; and
Hardwick Park, Sedgefield on Friday 12 August, before a grand finale at Wharton Park in
Durham City on Saturday 13 August.
Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Cabinet member for economy and partnerships, said: “We are thrilled
to bring such an excellent production to communities across the county. Offering a playful
twist on some familiar fairy tales, we are sure families are set for a fantastic time.
“The tour highlights our commitment to ensuring all our residents can access cultural
opportunities in County Durham. We are looking forward to sharing the magic of live
theatre with young children and older residents. It’s the perfect opportunity to pack a picnic
and enjoy some free entertainment at an outdoor space near you.”
Featuring original live music and puppetry, The Not So Grimm Twins will be performed by
three actor-musicians on Wrongsemble’s incredible travelling Imaginarium stage.
Families will meet world-famous twins Jake and Will Grimm and their little sister Lottie, as
they tumble from their magical wagon overflowing with stories from every inch of the
enchanting world - from Rapunzel to Red Riding Hood.
The interactive fun-filled show will feature some unexpected twists on the familiar tales,
with the heroes needing all the help they can get to triumph at the end of the show.
All performances are free, suitable for the whole family and British Sign Language (BSL)
interpreted to ensure that everyone can enjoy the show.
To find out more about The Not So Grimm Twins and their upcoming tour, visit