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The Lost Happy Endings

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What happens when the Happy Endings are stolen?

An original story by Carol Ann Duffy, created and produced by balletLORENT.

Deep in the forest lives Jub, a magical girl with six fingers on each hand. Her job is to guard the Happy Endings to stories and fairytales. But one day an otherworldly Witch steals them, and at bedtime the stories are destroyed...

Goldilocks changed the locks on the cottage of the three bears...
Cinderella’s foot is now too big for the glass slipper…
Little Red Riding Hood is gobbled up by the wolf…
Pinocchio’s nose never stops growing, in fact, his nose grew so long that he arrived everywhere a whole day before he set off!

As the Witch disappears with the stolen Happy Endings it is up to Jub to save the night, encountering many beloved fairytale characters and woodland creatures in her quest...

Packed with spirit, adventure and glorious surprises, this fantasy family show will delight generations both old and young.

Original score composed by Murray Gold, with set design by Neil Murray, costume design by Nasir Mazhar and narrated by Joanna Lumley.

Commissioned by Sadler's Wells and co-produced by Northern Stage.

We are currently raising money to support a community cast of 32 children on our national tour in 2020 - FIND OUT MORE

Read about the Newcastle School's Participation Programme for The Lost Happy Endings

Premiering at Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne in 2019, and touring nationally in 2020.

Tickets from £10

Running Time: approx. 1 hour 50 minutes

Recommended age: 5+


Thank you to our funders:

cast and collaborators

See all of our talented dancers and collaborators, who’ve made The Lost Happy Endings the spectacular production it is.

Benedicta Valentina
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Carol Ann Duffy
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Debbi Purtill
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Gavin Coward
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Gwen Berwick
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Joanna Lumley
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Jordaine Lincoln
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Murray Gold
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Nasir Mazhar
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Natalie Trewinnard
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Neil Murray
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Toby Fitzgibbons
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Virginia Scudeletti
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Yen-Ching Lin
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venue

Northern Stage

location

Newcastle upon Tyne

date 31st October 2019

time 6:00 pm

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date 1st November 2019

time 1:00 pm

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date 1st November 2019

time 6:00 pm

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date 2nd November 2019

time 6:00 pm

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venue

Northern Stage - Relaxed Performance

location

Newcastle upon Tyne

date 2nd November 2019

time 1:00 pm

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