Friday, 26 July- 4:30 pm - 5:35 pm£8.00 – £10.00
What would you say if a super secret agency asked you to be their new codebreaker? If you said yes, there’s a certain hero you should meet …
Straight from her sell-out 2018 tour, Lauren Child’s superspy lands on The Quarry Theatre stage for her biggest adventure ever!
The year is 1973, the place is Twinford, California, and the town’s playing host to the Jade Buddha of Khotan, a legendary statue believed to have supernatural powers. But when the greatest criminal masterminds in the world target the statue, there’s only one person who can crack the case – codebreaker, secret agent, and teenage girl Ruby Redfort. With her best friend Clancy, her butler/bodyguard Hitch and the coolest gadgets in America, Ruby’s ready for her most awesome battle yet! The only thing she needs is you …
Based on the internationally bestselling series by Children’s Laureate Lauren Child (Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean), Escapade Productions’ acclaimed adaptation of Ruby Redfort comes to Bedfringe from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe and across the UK. This quirky and hilarious spy thriller takes us on a rollercoaster of hair-rising stunts, terrifying villains, and death-defying codes, in a race to prove that being a spy is actually child’s play.
“anyone who wants to be a detective should see it!” ★★★★ DARKCHAT
Nominated: Darkchat ‘Best Family Show’ Award
“fast-paced, highly enjoyable … a roller coaster ride of invention, mystery and fun” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
“will appeal to pretty much anyone who has read the books, or … a great way of introducing them to the works of this well-loved children’s author” FRINGEREVIEW (Recommended Show)
“Mysterious, clever, gripping, action-packed, witty” FESTMAG (Young Reviewers)
“50 Best Shows to Book This Fringe” THE TIMES
For The Ruby in the Smoke:
“an excellent piece of storytelling” ★★★★ BROADWAY BABY
“captivating … one of the most enjoyable hours I’ve spent at this festival” ★★★★★ THREEWEEKS
Suitable for ages 10yrs+