Laugh your pants off with a bestselling tale

Aliens Love Underpants
Aliens Love Underpants

Hold on to your bloomers and prepare to fly by the seat of your pants, as the Nations favourite knicker-loving Aliens land in Horsham.

Aliens Love Underpants arrives at The Capitol on Tuesday, August 27, and Wednesday, August 28.

This national bestseller and much-loved family favourite is reimagined for the stage for the very first time, with special effects, original music, lots of aliens and many, many pants.

Created by children’s theatre company Big Wooden Horse and produced by Nick Brooke, this must-see production of one of the UK’s favourite children books comes to The Capitol, as part of its Nationwide 2013 tour.

Aliens Love Underpants tells the story of a gang of mischievous aliens on a visit to earth, travelling not to visit the earthlings, but simply to steal their underpants.

Silly, quirky and irresistibly fun, the show follows the aliens as they ransack the washing line on their search for pants – big and small, red or green.

They love Grandma’s spotted bloomers, while Grandad’s long johns make for the perfect slide.

The book, written by Claire Freedman and illustrated by Ben Cort, was selected for Richard and Judy’s Children’s Book Club with the help of pupils from schools around the UK, and has been hugely popular since it was first published in 2007.

Director Adam Bampton-Smith said: “This funny and colourful book makes a wonderful stage show, which is just right for a family audience.

“It’s simply pantastic!”

Big Wooden Horse strive to present high quality theatre to younger audiences across the United Kingdom, as well as to represent the best of British theatre craft abroad.

They believe that young people deserve the highest of quality of writing, performance and production that a professional theatre company can offer.

The company’s productions aim to both entertain and inform young people, drawing from different cultures and traditions to present entertaining and educational work.

Nick Brook Ltd, established in 2012, is a West End-based entertainment production company, specialising in drama, cabaret, musicals and children’s theatre.

In 2004, the company presented its first children’s production, The Gruffalo, a stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning children’s picture book.

Show times and tickets

Tuesday, 13.30pm. Wednesday 10.30am and 13.30pm.

Tickets: £12, groups of 10 or more £10 plus 11th ticket free.

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