Former Children's Laureate, Anthony Browne, goes Gorilla with school children
An award winning former Children’s Laureate enchanted 60 primary school children during a special reading of his award winning book Gorilla.
Anthony Browne wrote and illustrated the picture book in 1983 which follows the story of a young girl and her father who have a magical adventure with a gorilla.
Children from Garfield Primary in Wimbledon listened with rapt attention as Anthony Browne gave a special reading of his book at the Polka Theatre on Monday which is staging a production of the classic tale to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Mr Browne said: "Gorilla is a heartfelt story that many children and parents can relate to, so today has been a wonderful opportunity to share this with a whole new generation.
"Having the chance to spend some time with director Roman Stefanski and the Polka team in rehearsals has been a real treat.
"Not to mention meeting the Gorilla puppet himself - I have seen my Gorilla’s created in many different ways, but this is definitely the best."
Gorilla will be at the Polka Theatre from October 16 to February 15, 2014.
Anthony Browne with Charlie Kyle, 4, Florence Davids, 4, and Eleanor Akbal, 4.
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