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The Wooden Horse of Troy

The Wooden Horse of Troy

Carpentius is a carpenter. He only nipped out from his workshop for five minutes to buy an amphora of yoghurt. That was ten years ago. His wife is going to kill him when he gets home. He was just coming out of the dairy when odysseus the cunning grabbed him, threw him onto one of the thousand boats that lay in the harbour and said, ”You’re coming to troy with me, sunshine!” And now, after seeing lots of battles and building a wooden horse big enough to hide a small army inside, he just wants to go home! Carpentius the carpenter, has his bag packed and is waiting for the boat that will take him home after ten years of war. As he has a bit of time, and an audience, and Carpentius loves an audience, he tells us how he helped, with his skills as a carpenter, to win the war with the Trojans. He tells of the background for the war, the events, the battles and all those involved, including a host of squabbling Gods; Aphrodite, Hermes, Hera and Athene, the Heroes; Odysseus and Achilles, and Royalty; King Priam, Queen Hecuba, King Menelaus and, of course, Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world and, the man at the centre of the Trojan War, Paris, Prince of Troy.

The Wooden Horse of Troy is performed by Clive Holland, and is a fast paced, humorous look at one of the great Greek tales of love, war and intrigue. Homer’s Illiad, written some hundreds of years after the Trojan War, is an epic poem based on several oral tales that were told for centuries by travelling storytellers in ancient Greece. Mischievous Theatre’s version of the story follows in the footsteps of those early storytellers and tells the tale in an exciting and understandable way for a modern audience.

To book The Wooden Horse of Troy for your school, theatre or arts centre please e mail Clive at

or phone 0797 122 3282

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directed by John Wright

Based on the original TV series by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate, The Sagas of Noggin the Nog is a stunning, charming and witty play that is perfect for families and fans. We have performed the play to people from the ages of 4 to 94.



“An expertly acted, beautifully realised stage play with the warm charm of a bedtime story.”



” … the cast of actors truly know their craft. Whether they’re narrating, using puppetry, dramatic tension or (as is the case most of the time) comic characterisation, it’s all done with flair and attention to detail.”



“The script is sharp, mixing jokes, storytelling and song in equal measure, while the combination of puppetry and live action works remarkably well. ‘The Sagas Of Noggin The Nog’ is hilarious, sweet family fun that will entertain adults and children alike.”

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