A brand-new fairytale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion is coming to a village near you.

Gonzo Moose's Once Upon a Time calls in at Broadmayne Village Hall near Dorchester on Friday, January 31 at 7.30pm.

Following an acclaimed tour with The Thing that Came from Over There, Gonzo Moose presents Once Upon a Time at two rural communities through Artsreach, the county's touring arts charity.

It was cold. It was dark. It was almost certainly snowing...

Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are about to publish the final volume of what will become the greatest ever collection of fairy tales. But on the eve of their greatest triumph, a shadowy figure from their past lets it be known he intends to collect an old debt. Now their sister Lotte has to travel deep into the Fairy Tale Kingdom and confront a great evil in order to save her beloved older brothers.

Is our heroine in grave danger? Yes.

From what? Lot's of things.

Will she make it back alive? We can't tell you.

Gonzo Moose have been forging their own unique brand of comedy theatre since 2000, blending visual comedy, dramatic storytelling and physical theatre. This spring join three daring actors as they switch wildly between myriad roles, creating a frenetic performance full of shocks, spine tingling stillness, and blood curdling terror as they take audiences on a journey to discover the malevolence which lurks within the woods.

With comedy and thrills galore, audiences can expect visual delights, a supremely silly script, giant puppetry, and live music.

*Once Upon a Time, Broadmayne Village Hall, Friday, January 31. Call 07443 659912 for more information. The show will also be performed at Stalbridge Village Hall on Saturday, February 1. Call 01963 362355 for tickets. It is suitable for those aged seven and above, further details and tickets are also available from www.artsreach.co.uk