"Cook's words are anchored to Jessica Staton's beautiful production design.
She makes wonderful use of the Orange Tree's in-the-round space, as streams of brightly coloured elastic are looped around the audience."
ADAPTED BY ELINOR COOK
FROM THE BOOK BY MAC BARNETT
ILLUSTRATED BY JON KLASSEN
DIRECTOR IMOGEN BOND
COMPOSER TOM DEERING
LIGHTING DESIGNER CHRIS McDONNELL
PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER ROBERT DAY
THE ORANGE TREE THEATRE, RICHMOND
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
SCENIC ART AND PROP MAKING
COSTUME SOURCING AND MAKING
On a cold, dark day in a dull, grey town, Annabelle discovers a box of brightly coloured yarn. She knits a cosy jumper to keep herself warm and finds, to her surprise, that she still has extra yarn. So she decides to knit her dog Mars a jumper too but she still has extra yarn!
Annabelle knits and knits and, soon, she's blanketed the entire town in a rainbow of colour. Her fame spreads far and wide. it doesn't take long for the evil Archduke to set his beady eyes upon Annabelle's magical box yarn but, little does he know, you have to have a bit of magic inside your heart for it to work...