Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre’s “Pugs of the Frozen North” returns to the stage

The award-winning Foundry Group, in association with The Book Nook, are again bringing Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre’s Pugs of the Frozen North to the stage.

Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre’s Pugs of the Frozen North

Adapted for the stage by Philip Reeve and Brian Mitchell, with music by Brian, the well-loved childrens’ book will be brought to life at Presuming Ed’s Coffee House, Brighton, later this month. The show has enjoyed successful tour dates elsewhere.

The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart’s desire. Shen and Sika can’t resist the chance to win, but competition is fierce. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don’t have. Actually, they have 66 other things; pugs to be exact. That’s a 264 paw-powered sled.

Let the race begin!

Pugs of the Frozen North, the well-loved childrens’ book by the best-selling team of Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre returns to Brighton in a unique, hands-on collaboration between the authors and the award-winning theatre company The Foundry Group that proved a sell-out smash in 2020.

Joshua Crisp, Brian Mitchell & Amy Sutton in 2020 production. Photo: Louise Clarkson

With songs by Brian Mitchell (composer of The Ministry of Biscuits, co-written with Philip Reeve), a cast including Emma Haworth (A Christmas Carol – Preston Manor) and Murray Simon (Underdogs – Rialto Theatre), designs by Reeve and McIntyre themselves, and a chance for younger audience members to play the eponymous, yipping sleigh dogs, Pugs of The Frozen North promises fun and excitement for all the family.

• Pugs of The Frozen North, 11.00 – 12 noon, Saturday 17th December 2022, Presuming Ed’s Coffee House, Brighton | Buy tickets in advance for a discount, or pay cash (£8.50 each or £30 Family – 2 adults, 2 children) on the door

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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