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OTHERWORLD COTTAGE INDUSTRIES
WON LUXLIFE MAGAZINE'S 2018
GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT AWARD
FOR BEST AUDIO STORYTELLER!




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Theatre, or theater of the mind? The choice is yours.
   The October 1999 School Library Journal reported "This original narrative poem written and told by American storyteller Travis Edward Pike is a wonderful story laced with thought-provoking themes. Pike’s superb skill as a storyteller elevates the tale to a rare level. The rich language and Pike’s voice variations paint vivid pictures in the listener’s mind . . . The musical background (composed by Pike) and sound effects add to the humor, poignancy, and drama. An outstanding choice for school and public library collections."

   It's that sort of critical acclaim that inspired us to bring Grumpuss back in this 2013 Dual CD set. Pike’s original 1998 studio recording of his award-winning epic narrative rhyme, rescued from the archives, has been remastered with fresh recordings of his original music and the sound effects its audiences love. The Grumpuss 15th Anniversary Audio Theater Edition is brighter and better than ever.

“A Grumpuss is not like a dragon.
Rather more like a large surly cat,
With tremendous paws and gigantic claws
And jaws that can crush armor flat!”

CLICK THE CD COVER TO HEAR VERSES FROM THE RHYME.
CLICK ON CD BABY TO BUY THE CD OR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

   “This is classic British fantasy at its best. Rminiscent of Lewis Carroll, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R.Tolkien, Pike’s Grumpuss is, by turns, poignantly true of both the foibles and triumphs of humankind – a fitting selection for the World Premiere Benefit Performance for Save the Children. Ultimately, Grumpuss is quality family entertainment . . . an affirming and charming tale, Travis Edward Pike’s performance video is, too, a triumphant success.



BONUS FEATURES:

   Back in front of the camera, Pike talks about his world premiere benefit performance of Grumpuss for the Save the Children Fund at Blenheim Palace, a designated world heritage site, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, and home of the Duke of Marlborough.

SLIDESHOWS:
The Search for a Perfect Venue;
Found: A Nearly Perfect Venue;
Grumpuss Premiere Notes and Notables.


Starring Travis Edward Pike, Anna Scott, Aimee Johnson, Yvonne Hill, Rose Meredith.
Written, produced, and directed by Travis Pike. Director of Photography Peter Anderson.
Choreography Alitia Sands. Music by Travis Pike arranged and conducted by David Carr.
Production Designer Shaun Moore. Post Production Supervisor Philip Moores.

4:3 Aspect Ratio | DVD Region 0 | 1998 | Color | 1 HR 38 MIN | Unrated

CLICK THE DVD COVER TO SEE SCENES FROM THE SHOW.
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AND THERE'S MORE!
Click the heraldic Grumpuss rampant (left)
to explore the inspiring Grumpuss legacy.


Click the heraldic Grumpuss rampant (right)
to consider its fantastic future potential.

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