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I Was A Rat!

23 — 25 April 2013

I Was A Rat! at Hall for Cornwall. Tickets £10-£16.

"I Was A Rat!" insists a scruffy page boy who turns up one evening on the doorstep of old married couple Bob and Joan.

But what is he now? A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers? A money-spinning fairground freak? A champion wriggler and a downy card? Or just an ordinary boy, though a little ratty in his habits?

Philip Pullman's glorious and gripping story is brought to life on the professional stage for the first time in the UK. Combining humour, fantasy, and adventure this moving and darkly comic tale slowly reveals its connection to one of the most famous fairy tales of all time. Full of music, fantastic physical performances and unforgettable images I Was A Rat! will surprise, delight and move audiences of all ages.

It Was a Rat! program:

  • Tuesday Apr 23 2013 - 19:30
  • Wednesday Apr 24 2013 - 14:30; 19:30
  • Thursday Apr 25 2013 - 14:30; 19:30


£10 to £16

Family Pack £45 (Four tickets minimum two children; concessions available)

A £1 Theatre Fund payment will be added to each ticket.
A £1.50 Handling Fee will be added to each transaction.


School rates available for this show. For education groups of 15 or more, tickets cost £6 plus Theatre Fund. 1 free Teacher ticket for every 15 students.