Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory a hideous creature awakens. A deadly cockatrice is born! Bold knights flee in terror… Can a humble nun defeat the beast?

A dark and winding fable for monster-lovers young and old, featuring two muddle-headed storytellers, an obscure British legend, breath-taking puppetry and spine-tingling live music.

Great for everyone 4+, this show is perfect for 7-12 year olds, and will entertain parents and grandparents as well.

Mumblecrust Theatre are winners of Best Newcomer to Brighton Fringe and Best of Brighton Fringe: Children and Families Award 2017.


If your little one is too small for a seat and will be sat on your lap then we offer a free babe-in-arms ticket – please ring 0161 761 2216 to purchase this or ask at the ticket office when coming to see the show.

Book tickets

Derby Hall
Standard tickets £10

To purchase a free babe-in-arms ticket, contact the ticket office


“a genuine work of art”

The Voice

“a fascinating world of intrigue, mystique and fantasy”

Primary Times

“smart and innovative”

Broadway Baby

The Tale of the Cockatrice

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