Children and families

It was lovely to hear him laugh. It was as if you’d written it just for him!”

Carer of teenager with severe autism. The Christmas Quangle Wangle, Traverse Theatre, 2004


Quangle Wangle

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By Virginia Radcliffe

An exhilarating excursion into three of Edward Lear’s poems: The Quangle Wangle’s Hat, The Jumblies and The Dong with the Luminous Nose.

Stella and Stan open a book and find the Quangle Wangle sitting alone in his Crumpety Tree, when a procession of strange visitors arrive and change his life forever ... the Golden Grouse, the Orient Calf, Mr & Mrs Canary. They tumble headlong into the amazing world of Edward Lear and they sail to the land where the Jumblies live, to dance by the light of the Mulberry Moon.

Read more about the show on the Leap in here! page.




Virginia Radcliffe’s colourful interpretation of the bizarre creatures captures the imagination of young and old alike.THE LIST - 2004
AMAZING. Brilliant actors!Audience member
I was joining in and clappingEast Craigs Primary School


Sing along with Margaret & Margaret