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Ruby Redfort

Tickets £14 (Conc £12 and Schools/Groups £10)

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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 Old Rep 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 The Old Rep Theatre 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.

“Genius!”  Lauren Child

★★★★ "anyone who wants to be a detective should see it!"  Darkchat

"fast-paced, highly enjoyable … a roller coaster ride of invention, mystery and fun"  British Theatre Guide

’50 Best Shows to Book This Fringe’  The Times

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★★ ThreeWeeks