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The Jumblies by Edward Lear (1871) was specifically chosen to explore the power of language, including unfamiliar and archaic language, and to act on the imagination.
From the stupendously silly yet endearing green-headed Jumblies to a protagonist with an enormous hat - namely Mr Quangle Wangle - the show promises slapstick comedy, catchy songs and is endlessly creative, guaranteed to capture the whole family's imagination.
said Song of Hiawatha by Longfellow the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; This house has been far out at sea The charge of the light brigade all night, The woods crashing by Alfred Lord Tennyson through darkness, Quinquireme of Nineveh from The jumblies by Edward Lear distant Ophir, Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, There's a whisper down the line, The Listeners by Walter de la at 11.
THE HUNT FOR THE SCROOBIOUS PIP: A man named Quangle Wangle who lives in a Crumpetty Tree and feels overshadowed by his enormous hat; temperamental Jumblies whose green-headed, blue-handed brethren left them behind to go to sea in a sieve; an animal who, when asked to identify his genus and species, simply replies, "Chippetty Flip; Flippetty Chip/My only name is the Scroobious Pip.