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The Silver Sword

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The Belgrade Theatre and Sell A Door Theatre Company present
The Silver Sword

Tues 27 – Sat 31 October 2015

Ian Seraillier’s highly acclaimed and much-loved children’s novel, THE SILVER SWORD, has been adapted for the stage and will visit Exeter at the end of October.

The Silver Sword is a heart-warming tale of three children whose determination to become a family again, takes them on an incredible adventure to find their father against all the odds.

Named by The Times as one of the top 50 children’s books of all time, The Silver Sword is set in Poland in the immediate aftermath of WWII and follows the Balicki children’s search for safety as Europe is divided up and displaced people return to their homelands.

Along the way, Ruth, Edek and Bronia meet 14 year old Jan – a boy who, years before, had met their father by chance and been given the family’s precious paper knife, affectionately known as the Silver Sword. Jan’s instructions are to show it to the children, should their paths cross, with the message that their father is still alive and headed for Switzerland.

During their adventures they cross paths with people from every nation as well as animals such as Jimpy the cockerel, Bistro the chimpanzee and Ludwig the dog.

This brand new musical adaptation of The Silver Sword is full of warmth, music and excitement, and is brought to life by a cast of wonderful actor/musicians, featuring amazing puppetry and stunning visual projections.

“Well-told, touching and funny. A definite must-see.”


“New musical adaptation of children’s classic has a strong message but also plenty of imagination
and levity”

Tickets: Opening Night (Tue 7pm): £15
Family Ticket: £42 for 3 + up to 3 more tickets £14 each

Wed Green Matinee: A £22 B £18 C £13 D £11 * *
Family Tickets: A £63* (£21) B £51* (£17) C £36* (£12) D £30* (£10)
*for 3, up to 3 more tickets at the price in brackets

Wed – Sat 7pm & Sat Matinee: A £25 B £20 C £15 D £12
Family Tickets: A £72* (£24) B £57* (£19) C £42* (£14) D £33* (£11)
*for 3, up to 3 more tickets at the price in brackets


For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 272 409 or email her at [email protected]

Notes to editors

Press night is Tues 27th October

The cast are available for interviews.

For more information about the production, please visit:

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