Esio Trot
    By Roald Dahl, adapted by Ryan Ammar

    23:00, Wed 6th – Sat 9th February 2013 at ADC Theatre
    Lent Week 3

    Mr. Hoppy has two great loves in his life: the flowers that grow on his balcony, and his neighbour, Mrs. Silver. The only problem is that Mrs. Silver gives all of her love to someone else: her pet tortoise, Alfie. One day Mrs. Silver asks Mr. Hoppy how to make poor Alfie grow a little faster and suddenly Mr. Hoppy’s happiness is only a dubious magical spell away…

    But can the nosy, bassoon-playing next door neighbour, Humphrey, figure out Mr. Hoppy’s plot before it’s too late? Or will Mrs. Silver’s heart be stolen by a man who names his favourite chrysanthemum Gerald?

    Told through the eyes of Alfie - the whimsical and embittered tortoise - ‘Esio Trot’ is a new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale of infatuation, deceit and celery, which poses the timeless question: should true love come before tortoises?


    Mr Hoppy
    Mrs Silver

    Production Team

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