FAMILY SHOWS

TICKETS NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AT BEVERLEY FRIARY BOX OFFICE SAT/SUN AND ON THE DOOR OF INDIVIDUAL VENUES 1 HOUR BEFORE SHOW

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SATURDAY 14TH JULY

THE ENORMOUS TURNIP

One Moment in Time Theatre (of London)

Masonic Hall

Saturday 11.30am

Families / Age 5+ (45 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

Young Rosie dreams of carving a special turnip lantern for the Festival of Light. Little does she know how absolutely ENORMOUS her turnip will grow! To plant and harvest the turnip, Rosie will need plenty of help from the audience, her animal friends and one small but very important gnome... 

 

www.onemomentintimetheatre.com

BEACHED

Strangeface (of Southborough)

East Riding Theatre Common Room

Saturday 12pm, 12.15pm, 12.30pm, 12.45pm, 2.30pm, 2.45pm, 3pm, 3.15pm, 8pm, 8.15pm, 8.30pm, 8.45pm 

Families / All Ages (12 mins)

Tickets £3

Max 8 people per sitting

 

One table, one puppet, one big adventure! Beached is a 12 minute tiny tale about Arnold whose walk becomes an adventure... The miniature ‘set’ is a box with Strangeface’s trademark puppets. A soundtrack is played on headphones for each audience member, creating a world to share around the table.

 

www.strangeface.co.uk

BEOWULF

Rattlebox Theatre (of Saint Thomas, Exeter)

Friary Great Hall

Saturday 12.30pm, 3pm, 6pm

Families / Age 7+ (40 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

A small but perfectly formed adaptation of the Anglo-Saxon epic story of the famed warrior Beowulf. Featuring laughter and live music with beautifully made puppets, sets and props.

 

www.rattleboxtheatre.com

THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GANZ

Silent Tide (of London)

East Riding Theatre

Saturday 1pm

Families / Age 6+ and Adults (50 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

A scientist is born! Ganz is curious from the very beginning. From the caterpillar to the stars, Ganz wants to observe and understand it all. Is the earth flat or round? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Before too long his investigations and inventions bring him to the court of Queen Lizzy… A fictional tale based on the true life of 16th century natural scientist Joachim Ganz. 

 

www.silent-tide.com

CARDBOARD CARNIVAL

Lempen Puppet Theatre (of Skipton)

Toll Gavel Church Hall

Saturday 3.30pm

Families / Age 4+ (50 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

Taking inspiration from the music of ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by Camille Saint-Saëns, Lempen dissect it for body part potential, use a little help from Charles Darwin and a whole lot of cardboard to mash up a show full of puppet possibility.

 

www.lempen.co.uk

MERMARELLA - CINDERELLA OF THE SEA

Indigo Moon Theatre (of Hull)

The Indigo Moon Theatre Tent, Friary Gardens

Saturday 5pm (also on Sunday at 12pm)

Familes / All Ages (40 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

Kidnapped from fresh blue river water to salty green sea, must Mermarella really become something she is not to achieve her dream? Or might her differences enchant and inspire the creatures of the sea? This underwater Cinderella story combines puppetry and shadow theatre. Aimed at thinking families and the young at heart of all ages.

 

www.indigomoontheatre.com

SUNDAY 15TH JULY

A NECKLACE OF RAINDROPS

One Moment in Time Theatre (of London)

Masonic Hall

Sunday 11am

Families / Age 5+ (50 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

Journey to a world of magic, mayhem and moonlit adventures! Stories performed with original live music, shadow puppetry and a ‘crankie' theatre featuring beautifully hand-crafted paper scenery. Based on the captivating collection of modern fairytales by classic children's author, Joan Aiken. 

www.onemomentintimetheatre.com

SPACED

Strangeface (of Southborough)

East Riding Theatre Common Room

Sunday 12pm, 12.20pm, 12.40pm, 3pm, 3.20pm, 3.40pm, 8pm, 8.20pm, 8.40pm

Families / All Ages (15 mins)

Tickets £3

Max 8 people per sitting

 

One bored boy, one mad scientist, one accidental trip to outer space! A puppet version of silent disco, Spaced is a 15 minute show reminiscent of such animation classics as Mr Benn and The Clangers. Funny, nostalgic and family friendly.

 

www.strangeface.co.uk

MERMARELLA - CINDERELLA OF THE SEA

Indigo Moon Theatre (of Hull)

The Indigo Moon Theatre Tent, Friary Gardens

Sunday 12pm (also on Saturday at 5pm)

Familes / All Ages (40 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

Kidnapped from fresh blue river water to salty green sea, must Mermarella really become something she is not to achieve her dream? Or might her differences enchant and inspire the creatures of the sea? This underwater Cinderella story combines puppetry and shadow theatre. Aimed at thinking families and the young at heart of all ages.

 

www.indigomoontheatre.com

PENGUINPIG

Barmpot Theatre (of North Thoresby)

East Riding Theatre

Sunday 12.30pm

Families / Age 3+ (50 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

Sophie reads about a Penguinpig on the Internet. Filled with delight and intrigue she sets off alone on an adventure to find the adorable creature, leading her to the Zoo. But what will she find inside? A fun-filled cautionary tale told through puppetry, that is both educational and highly entertaining. Based on the best-selling picture book by Stuart Spendlow, illustrated by Amy Bradley.

 

www.barmpottheatre.com

TRANSMOGRAPHILES

Hopeful Monster Theatre (of London)

Friary Great Hall

Sunday 12.30pm, 3pm, 6pm

Families / Age 5+ and Adults (30 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

Human hands move, morph and combine in unusual ways, becoming unexpected creatures and characters. Travel with us through water, earth and air as we follow the journey from basic life forms to complex beasts in a surreal evolutionary narrative of shape shifting and transformation. Transmographiles is a new piece of visual theatre with an original soundtrack by Michael Hyland.

 

www.facebook.com/hopefulmonster

MY SHADOW AND ME

Drew Colby - Shadowgraphy (of London)

Masonic Hall

Sunday 2pm, 3.30pm

Families / Age 4+ (50 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

A gentle journey through fabulous shadow lands with two amazing shadow hands, like a cartoon created live out of nothing but darkness and light. One person and his shadow meet and go on an incredible, shadowy journey where creatures emerge, engage and transform beautifully. Inspired by the poem ‘My Shadow’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. Commissioned by Junction, Goole.

 

www.shadowgraphy.co.uk

MISCHIEF AND MYSTERY IN MOOMINVALLEY

Get Lost & Found (of Brighton)

Toll Gavel Church Hall

Sunday 2pm, 3,30pm, 5pm

Families / Age 4+ (50 mins)

Tickets £6 / £5

 

Pack your imagination for an unforgettable journey to Moominvalley, where everyone is welcome, nature thrives, and adventures are plentiful. Magical puppetry, an ingenious pop-up book set, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences and encourage them to immerse themselves in a unique participatory story-telling. Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief.

 

www.getlostandfound.com

Important Notes
 
All ages 2+ require a ticket.
 
The organisers try to ensure all performance details are accurately represented but do reserve the right to change any details to the programme in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
In the case of bad weather, please see our Facebook page.
 
Supervision of children: To ensure everyone has a great time, all children must be supervised by parents / carers. It is not advisable to bring children under the suggested age range of shows. Please exit the venue with your child if they disturb the performance.

© 2018 Beverley Puppet Festival. Header image: Dolly the Giraffe by VIP Puppets. Photo by Scott Wigglesworth.

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