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**FULLY BOOKED** Whilst this performance is now full there is a show at 10.45am with availability

Fairy Tales Gone Bad with Joseph Coelho 

Join Joseph Coelho for a spookily fun (and at times gruesome!) event as he introduces everyone to Zombierella & Frankenstiltskin and the world of Fairy Tales Gone Bad - mwahahaha!

Children will delight as Joseph brings to life his outrageous characters and their dastardly deeds, and be inspired with the joy and magic of his tales as a poet and a writer.

With the help of this master storyteller, children will have the confidence to take on their very own creative challenges and perhaps, event become masterful storytellers themselves! 


  • Author: Joseph Coelho
  • School Years: YRS 5 & 6
  • Date: 16/06/22
  • Time: 1.30-2.15pm (the event is also available at 10.45-11.15am) 
  • Venue: Great Hall, Hexham Abbey
  • Cost: £2 per child. FREE places for pupil premium children and staff 
  • Books: Available to pre-order for dedicating and signing after the event
  • Contact: Please email [email protected] for enquiries and bookings

Fairy Tales Gone Bad - Frankelstiltskin 

"A wildly wicked twist on the Brothers Grimm classic Rumpelstiltskin, the reader is easily immersed and enthralled in the storyline." ReadPlus

"This is a funny, clever and very enjoyable verse retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. The story takes Rumpelstiltskin back to its original darkly horrifying roots and adds a smart, likeable heroine who saves the day with a story." BookTrust 

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Fairy Tales Gone Bad - Zombierella

"Such a fun story with excellent illustrations ... with enough familiarity to feel known but with enough difference to make it quirky and original." Malorie Blackman

halloween;children's fiction;humour

Booking for this event has now closed.