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The Hunting of the Snark

Join Burn the Curtain, in bringing to life Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark.  The Butcher, The Banker, The Broker, The Barrister and The Bonnet Maker are still hunting the ever elusive Snark, and you can join them on this outdoor promenade theatre adventure.

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This new family show will take you on an unforgettable journey through the forest.

Travel with us and the story will be performed along the way. With your help we will make a fresh attempt to find the Snark!

For an additional experience, before or after seeing the show, you can download Snarkhunter. Snarkhunter, a new adventure game phone app for use at Hamsterley Forest Park, will be available at Apple App and Android Play Stores in early March. Through forest based interactive games and activities you can experience the original story of The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll.

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Find out more about the Hunting of the Snark tour and the app.

Event details

When is the event?

Thursday 3 May 2018 (more dates available)

What time is it on?


Who is this for?


How much?

Adults 10 or Children 6

Where to meet?

Hamsterley Visitor Centre

What to wear?

wear suitable footwear/clothing for weather conditions and all terrains

Dogs Allowed:


Event dates

Thursday 3 May 2018
Friday 4 May 2018
Saturday 5 May 2018


OS Grid ref: NZ092312
Postcode: DL13 3NL

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