ALL aboard! The ship is departing - all children, animals and silly people welcome.

The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in The Hunting of the Snark, a musical comedy adventure at the Grand Opera House in York this month.

Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new, highly-original, ultra-modern adaptation inspired by his much-loved classic poem.

Fresh from London’s West End, this show features five high-energy actors, life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.

A riotous ragtag gang of bold adventurers, including the Boy, the Banker, the Butcher, the Baker, the Bellman and the knitting Beaver set off on a quest to catch the mythical Snark. On the journey they encounter the Jub Jub bird, the sly Bandersnatch and the dastardly Boojum. Can a Snark be caught with soap? Will the Beaver escape the hungry Butcher’s clutches? Will the Baker remember his name?

Side-splittingly funny, joyful, fast-paced and bursting with a soundtrack of witty songs by an award-winning songwriter, The Hunting of the Snark is a tour de force that’ll delight, excite and entertain.

The Hunting of the Snark is at the Grand Opera House, in York, on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30.