When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish

Children's Shows (comedy, storytelling)

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  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.


In the middle of the night, there's a noise – a snuffling and a shuffling and a splintering of wood. A line of troll-prints lead out the door, across the lawn and into the deep, dark forest. When a grotesque gang of greedy trolls steal all the village’s pets (including Nikki’s favourite goldfish, Great Bumbleduke the Third), who is going to come to the poor animals’ rescue? 'A rare show that delighted and engaged Reception, got Year 6 cheering, and had the adults in stitches!' (Head Teacher review). For ages 5 to 555!

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 15 steps down into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Alan Jeffrey 108 days ago

Took my daughter today, she is only 3 but this was the only kids show on so we thought we'd try it (even if the thought of a troll was a bit scary for her)

I asked Dom at the start of the show whether it would be too much for her; he generously sat with her for a few minutes, talking her through the story and putting her at ease.

She had a blast. Dom's energy was great and he took everyone along for the ride. My daughter even got a chance to take part as her favourite animal.

Really likeable show, would be good to see Dom get a bigger venue, I reckon he could do a lot by combining his energy and talent with higher production values. Highly recommend catching him if you can

Nick 117 days ago

I saw Dommy B perform When Trolls Try To Eat Your Goldfish with my niece, my brother and my Mum. We all had a such great time. He’s a wonderful performer! So much energy and his control of the words and storytelling meant that we were totally engrossed in the show. Amazing really......as it’s only Dommy B on stage. My niece (she’s 6) absolutely loved it! She loved getting involved, answering questions whenever she could. She was addicted to his enthusiasm. And she can’t wait to see him again in October....back down in Manchester. My brother is a tough nut to crack with things like this as he never knows what to expect....but he was so impressed and immediately went to shake Dommy B’s hand at the end. I think maybe he can’t wait to go again too.... ;)

If you’re looking for a really funny, high energy storytelling family show where the kids all get involved then this is it. In my opinion, Dommy B is brilliant!

Andy 125 days ago

Friends and I took our five-year-old boys to see this at the weekend and they loved it. Dommy B is a great storyteller and performer and kept the whole room entertained. I don't know where he gets his energy but there's no chance your kids will get bored during this! Just the right amount of fun and scares to stretch your kids' imaginations - would definitely recommend!

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

Dommy B is a storyteller, and although you can buy a number of his books, including this tale, it is well worth experiencing him live....

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