The Owl and the Pussycat’s Treasury of Nonsense at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Portsmouth-born comic Suzi Ruffell

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On Saturday a twist on The Owl and the Pussycat poem will be performed at Nuffield Theatre in Southampton.

Inspired by the nonsense poetry of Edward Lear, Soap Soup Theatre present a collection of some of Lear’s most loved poems using puppetry and music in a clowning style.

The Owl is a poet, intent on writing his greatest masterpiece yet, but he shares his den with the Pussycat who likes telling stories too, and she has a quite a different approach.

This unlikely pair work and play together, creating magical worlds among the things in their den, and turning everyday objects into new friends for their nonsense stories. But can they really work together to tell the most important tale of all – their own story, The Owl and the Pussycat?

Go racing with the nutcracker and the sugar tongs, travel the hilltops alongside the dong with the luminous nose and sail away in a sieve, to the land where the bong tree grows.

Tickets: £6, visit nuffieldtheatre.co.uk to book.