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Welcome to a whole world of storytelling based on the Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch series of books!

Lose yourself in an enchanted world of Wizardry!   Just take two large cupfuls of imagination, a pinch of wonder with a dash of magical delight and a magical mirror. Add to a heady mixture of stardust and moonbeams, and stir well.

Then step back and allow the magic to begin as you enter an enchanting world of storytelling at the Magic Alley Store and the Enchanted Manor Museum in Stratford upon Avon. And of course, no visit would be complete without stopping off at the Golden Broomstick Café for one of our awesomely amazing Original Recipe ButterBeers!

Welcome to a truly magical and enchanting world based on the Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch books - where every hour is the witching hour, but you don't need to be a card carrying witch to join in the fun!

 

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2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare

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But what if... everything you thought you knew about William Shakespeare was wrong? What if... everything you'd ever been taught about the great Bard of Avon was based on incomplete and inaccurate information?

 

Most people think of William Shakespeare as a great poet and playwright, but during the period 1578-1582 and then again from 1585-1592 (commonly referred to as the "Lost Years") no-one has ever known exactly what Will got up to... until now that is. To coincide with the 400th anniversary of Will's death in 1616, the latest instalment of the Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch: William Shakespeare, Vampire Hunter, is being published.

William Shakespeare, Vampire Hunter takes the essence of the young writer's life as recorded and depicts a time thought lost in history. Incorporating historical facts, offering a new interpretation of his lost years and reopening the debate over authorship all in a rollicking adventure set in both Stratford and London - in the present as well as the past!

With pinches of magic, time travel, supernatural adventures and twists in history William Shakespeare, Vampire Hunter contains everything you would find in Will's own work.

As old as mankind itself, the art of a good story can be a defining moment in our lives and is characteristic of every culture throughout time. We all tell stories, and somehow we just wouldn't be human if we had no more stories to tell and stopped this life giving and culturally affirming action. From the bedtime stories we read our children through to the horror stories we read just before we go to bed - our lives just aren't complete without a story every day. In fact the American poet Muriel Rukseyser says: "The universe is made of stories, not atoms."

And one of the best storytellers that the world has ever known is our very own Will Shakespeare. But how did a relatively uneducated glover's son become the world's greatest wordsmith. Scholars across the world have debated this very question for years and William Shakespeare, Vampire Hunter offers a tantalizing glimpse into the possibility that there is more to the Bard's early life than meets the eye.

From April 23rd the World of Wizard's Thatch brings to life the world of William Shakespeare as presented in the Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch sending you on a quest for knowledge around Stratford's most magical attraction that is suitable for the whole family.

The wonder and delight of a good story immerses you completely in the tale and can quite literally transport you on a magical journey (think the Polar Express or Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz for example) and nowhere is this more true than in the World of Wizard's Thatch in Stratford's Henley Street.

From the moment you enter the small frontage of the Creaky Cauldron and Magic Alley and discover the wonderfully themed retail space opening up in front of you, the fabulously old fashioned café called the Golden Broomstick and the Enchanted Manor Museum you are totally immersed in this enchanting world. And it's definitely bigger on the inside!

Rebranded as part of their 25th birthday celebrations last year, the whole building (all three floors) is a world of storytelling based on the Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch series of books - a series of adventures written primarily for children but suitable for all involving a girl called Alice, a famous Victorian detective, a vampire, a time travelling wizard and the Bard of Avon himself, the great Will Shakespeare.

And if you can't learn something about storytelling form the greatest writer in the English language, then someone must have turned your life support off!

The World of Wizard's Thatch including the Creaky Cauldron, Magic Alley, the Golden Broomstick Café and the Enchanted Manor Museum can be found at the top end of Henley Street by the main entrance to Shakespeare's birthplace.

 

Call 01789 290969 to book your tickets now.



The Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch: The Other Doctor; The Pirate Queen; The Pumpkin Father, William Shakespeare Vampire Hunter; Extreme Croquet; Grandfather Frost; Alfred's Cookies; The Clockwork Wizard
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This October, join us for 31 days of spooky fun, terrifying tales and mischievous mayhem as we go Trick or Treating in the enchanted World of Wizards Thatch!
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Bookings are now open for "Halloween on Magic Alley" this year's magical visit to the Pumpkin Father!

 

 

Stratford upon Avon Christmas Festival, Shakespeare, real Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Magic Alley, Creaky Cauldron, World of Wizard's Thatch, Carol Singers, Christmas Markets, Decorations, Xmas, New Year, Scrooge, Trees, Lights, Chestnuts
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Bookings are now open for "Miracle on Magic Alley" this year's magical visit to Father Christmas!

 

 

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Bookings are now open for "Easter on Magic Alley" 2017's magical visit to the Easter Wizard!

 

 

 

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