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The hunting of the snark

Help Forestry Commission England to find the Snark this spring in a new and exciting forest adventure experience.

The Hunting of the Snark, the classic nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll (author of Alice in Wonderland), has been brought to life by outdoor promenade theatre company Burn the Curtain.   The company will tour to seven Forestry Commission sites across England throughout 2018.

After their successful tour of the Company of Wolves in 2017, this spring the company will be touring not one but two, exciting new outdoor adventure experiences for families and people of all ages.  Snarkhunter, a phone app tells the original story and Burn the Curtain’s new outdoor show, The Hunting of the Snark, imagines what happens next….. 

The show takes you on an unforgettable journey through the forest, where you will join the Butcher, the Banker, the Broker, the Barrister and the Bonnetmaker as they hunt for the Snark.  Come prepared for action and adventure, and with your much needed help, we will make a fresh attempt to find the mythical Snark.

Alongside their new show, you can also play Snarkhunter.  This new free phone app will take you on a journey through Lewis Carroll's original story with games to play and trails to follow.  Pick your character and come for a unique forest adventure. While on the hunt for the Snark, you can collect thimbles and jam, forks and cress, defend yourself against a fearsome Jubjub bird and revive a heroic baker.  From early March, the app will be available as a free download, for use at selected Forestry Commission sites.      

Joe Hancock, Burn the Curtain’s Artistic Director says “Adventure awaits you in your local Forestry Commission England Forest!  Snarkhunter, our brand new adventure game app will take you on an exciting journey through the forest, on the trail of the Snark.  Our new outdoor promenade show, takes you back to the forest to find out what happened to the cast of characters, as they continue to seek the Snark.  Both the Snarkhunter app and promenade show can be experienced separately, for the full experience why not do both?”

Burn the Curtain are well known for producing shows where the audience become part of the story and the action!  In The Hunting of the Snark, audiences will take part in an unforgettable adventure.  Come prepared with appropriate clothing and good footwear, and remember that some of the action will take place in the dark, so bring a torch or head torch.