Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is set to collaborate with the Royal Exchange - to present family festive show - Rats' Tales.

The production brings together a dark and magical cycle of folk tales from around the world, to create an evening described as appealing to everyone with an imagination aged 8 - 108.

The Exchange also welcomes renowned theatre-maker Melly Still (award-winning director of Coram Boy) as dramatist and director of the piece. The cast includes Jack Tarlton, Dan Milne, Emily Wachter and Kelly Williams.

Rats' Tales is at the Royal Exchange from 29 November - 12 January.