Tickledom Returns To South Wales

The current Welsh tour of Tickledom, the Family Musical written by Matthew Brind and John Manders comes to South Wales next week with performances at Barry Memorial Hall on July 22, Cwmbran’s Congress Theatre on July 26 and 27 and Wales Millennium Centre on July 30.

Tickledom first toured Wales in 2002 to acclaim and its creators have been under pressure to revive it ever since. This new version, which has been updated and adapted, is already in demand with tickets at several performances already sold-out.

The family-friendly story of the Kingdom of Tickledom, with its host of plant and flower characters, will be brought to life by a hand-picked cast of leading performers.

The cast of TickledomThe cast of Tickledom

The cast of Tickledom

Emma Warren plays Marigold fresh from her role in the world tour of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Basil played by Callum Howells who featured alongside Gary Barlow on the BBC programme Let it Shine and has since been in the West End in Menier Chocolate Factory’s production of She Loves You.

Dashing Prince Tarragon is played by David Haydn who is known to audiences for his role in the UK tour of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with Princess Violet played by delightful local performer Laura Richards and the show’s nemesis Fluella the Ice Witch, powerfully portrayed by Amy Coombes who originated the role in 2002. Completing the cast at a select number of performances is BBC Radio Wales’ popular late-night presenter Chris Needs MBE who plays the comically cantankerous Snapdragon.

Chris said, “I’m delighted to be joining this delightful, funny and happy production in the role of Snapdragon – and hope many friends from my late-night Garden with me in the land of Tickledom”.

Emma Warren as Marigold in TickledomEmma Warren as Marigold in Tickledom

Emma Warren as Marigold in Tickledom

Producers have set prices from £5 to ensure Tickledom – the Family Musical is accessible to as many people as possible across the tour. Writer John Manders said “It’s great to be back on the road again to meet old friends and make new ones. Having £5 tickets means more people can come and share the happiness and laughter in the world of Tickledom plus audiences who saw previous versions will be delighted to hear some new numbers – performed by an immensely talented company”.

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