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Illustration of a man with stripy clothing, sunglasses and long hair holding a rat and a burger above his head. A little girl with a red haired ponytail stares up at him and gasps

RATBURGER A play by Maryam Master
Based on the bestselling novel by David Walliams

17 – 28 April 2024

In the Playhouse

Kids & Families

School Holiday Performance | Ages 6+ | Step into the world of David Walliams, as his bestselling book comes to life on stage.

Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery – mainly by spitting on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt’s Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it?

The clue is in the title…

BEWARE: This production is not for the squeamish 

Illustrations © Tony Ross 2014 / Lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake 2014 / Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Any one hungry for a Burt’s Burger?

Zoe is sad. Her pet hamster, Gingernut, has just died, her stepmother Sheila is awful, and the school bully loves to make her life miserable. But when Zoe finds a baby rat, she can’t help but keep it. She names him Dapper, and he becomes her replacement pet.

But how will Zoe hide Dapper from her disgusting stepmother and the pest exterminator and local burger store owner, Burt? And why do Burt’s burgers taste so, well, rat-pulsive?

The team behind The 13-, 26-, 52-, 78- and 91-Storey Treehouses, Mr Stink and The Midnight Gang bring David Walliams’ screamingly funny Number One bestselling book to life on stage for children 6+ and their families.

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