Ages 5+

Action Transport Theatre in partnership with The Proud Trust present

Happily Ever After

A delightful fairy tale with a twist

The queen is growing impatient. Her lazy son will never be king until he grows up, gets married and starts acting like one.

She invites hundreds of princesses from across the land, hoping to find the perfect bride for the prince, but he isn’t impressed by any of them. Then one day a princess arrives accompanied by her brother…

Happily Ever After is a hilarious show from Action Transport Theatre, created in partnership with The Proud Trust. ATT’s signature highly visual, wordless storytelling and comedy clowning will delight audiences of all ages.

The show is inspired by the Dutch children’s book King and King by Linda de Haan and Stern Nijland. It’s a not-to-be-missed fairytale with a twist.

"Director Nina Hajiyianni has coaxed vibrant, well-choreographed performances from the cast [...] Rebecca Palmer’s design is bright and uncluttered, and the music, composed by Patrick Dineen, adds a sense of fun and sets a playful, welcoming tone... It certainly deserves a wider audience."

British Theatre Guide

"Visually fantastic and completely absorbing"

Francesca Waite, The Lowry

Dramaturg Kevin Dyer
Director Nina Hajiyianni
Designer Bek Palmer
Composer Patrick Dineen

Princesses/Page Jessica Buxton
Prince Berty Paul Curley
The Queen Bruno Mendes
Prince Lee/Page Ady Thompson

About the Ellesmere Port Big Imaginations Festival

Happily Ever After is coming to Ellesmere Port Library as part of the Big Imaginations Festival. Throughout October Half Term week we'll be bringing world-class theatre to three venues in Ellesmere Port: The Civic, The Library and Whitby Hall. There will be other Big Imaginations Festival performances at venues all over the north west. 

It will then be touring the North West. See all the tour dates and ticket info below.


Big Imaginations Festival

Tour dates:

Sat 21 October - 11:00am The Edge, Chorlton
Sat 21 October - 2:00pm The Edge, Chorlton
Sun 22 October - 2:00pm Lancaster Arts
Wed 25 October - 2:30pm The Atkinson, Stockport
Sat 28 October - 1:00pm Touchstones, Rochdale
Sat 28 October - 3:30pm Touchstones, Rochdale
Sun 29 October - 2:30pm Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
Thu 2 November - 11:00am Burnley Youth Theatre
Sat 4 November - 1:00pm Derby Theatre
Sat 4 November - 3:00pm Derby Theatre
Sat 11 November - 11:00am Storyhouse, Chester
Sat 11 November - 2:00pm Storyhouse, Chester
Fri 3 November - 11:00am Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port
Fri 3 November - 2:00pm Whitby Hall, Ellesmere Port