Stink of success at King’s Theatre!

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FAMILIES were delighted to enjoy a bit of a stink last night (Tuesday) as a hilarious new comedy musical rolled into town.

The King’s Theatre welcomed ‘Mr Stink’, based on the children’s novel written by David Walliams and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

The star of Little Britain and Come Fly with Me wrote the smelliest book of all time – and it’s now been turned into the first-ever interactive scratch ‘n’ sniff family show!

Each audience member is given a free scratch ‘n’ sniff booklet bringing Mr Stink pongingly to life in eye-watering detail!

David Walliams might not put in an appearance, but youngsters were enchanted by the great story, fine stage design, puppetry and excellent songs.

The star of the show is Chloe, who doesn’t like school very much. She isn’t as cool as the other kids, no iPhone, no DS and no friends. Then she meets Mr Stink – the local tramp.

Yes, he smells a bit, but he’s the only person who’s ever been nice to her, including her mother who wants to be the local MP and is trying to rid the streets of its homeless.

About to lose her only friend, Chloe finds Mr Stink a secret hiding place . . . but is there more to him than meets the nose?

“Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it is correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well.”

* Mr Stink is on at the King’s until Saturday, July 16. Call 08448 717 648 for tickets or visit