OUTDOOR SHOWS

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

SATURDAY 14TH & SUNDAY 15TH JULY

ALL OUTDOOR ACTS FREE! See festival map for starting locations

THE TINIEST CELLIST

Ettenoiram (of Hungary)

Saturday

Friary Gardens 11am, 12.30pm

Walkergate / Butcher Row junction 2pm, 3pm

Sunday

Walkergate / Butcher Row junction 11am, 12.30pm

Friary Gardens 2pm, 3pm

All Ages (30 mins)

 

The Tiniest Cellist and his giant twin give a soulful performance of music with comedic flair. Sit back and be introduced to the clockwork heart of this confused marionette who tries to understand where his strings start and where his strings end.

 

www.facebook.com/galwaypuppet

PROFESSOR AMBROSE MERRYWEATHER & HIS FABULOUS FOSSILS

Vivify (of Scarborough)

Saturday 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm

Cross Street/Toll Gavel junction (opposite Steamer Trading)

Sunday 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm

Friary Lawn

All Ages (90 mins roaming)

 

Professor Ambrose Merryweather, a respected Professor of Paleontology, will be perambulating the streets of Beverley in his Victorian bath chair. He looks forward to meeting passers-by and revealing to them his rare collection of Fabulous Fossils… Pause to gaze on in amazement at his animated ammonites, singing skulls and dancing dinosaur.

 

www.vivify.org.uk

PUNCH AND JUDY

Prof. Clive Chandler (of Birmingham)

Saturday 11am, 1pm, 3pm 

Angel Square

Sunday 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Friary Wall

All Ages (30 mins)

 

A show for the young and the young at heart. Entirely suitable for anyone with a sense of humour. In Beverley for one weekend only and not to be missed. Come and see the Crocodile. Come and see the sausages. Come and see old Mr Punch, up to his usual tricks!

 

www.clivechandler.com

THE ALCHEMIST

Frolicked (of Hebden Bridge)

Saturday 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm

Friary Lawn

Sunday 11.30am, 12.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm

Flemingate Centre 

All Ages (20 mins)

 

A medieval alchemist is desperate to make a fortune and a name for himself but unfortunately, due to another dangerous (and unsuccessful) attempt to make gold, his latest assistant has met a grisly end. As he continues his experiments alone, he makes more mistakes with catastrophic consequences, hampered by the antics of a pair of mischievous rats and an incredibly annoying bluebottle!

 

www.frolicked.co.uk

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES

Close-Act Theatre (of The Netherlands)

Saturday 11am, 2.30pm, 

Walkergate / Butcher Row junction

Sunday 2pm, 4.30pm

Flemingate Centre

All Ages (45 mins roaming)

 

Presumed to be extinct, the biggest beasts that ever walked the Earth return to the 21st century. Beware their deafening roar as the Sauruses charge through the crowds, looking for food to calm their hunger. You'd better be quick and jump out of the way of these giant beasts! But fear not… we have been assured they are vegetarian!

 

www.closeact.nl

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SPECIAL DELIVERY

A Bird in the Hand Theatre (of Todmorden)

Saturday 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

Sunday 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Friary Gardens 

All Ages (20 mins)

 

Surprised by a sudden rain shower, a postman discovers all his packages have lost their labels. In the process of trying to work out the intended recipients, he discovers a bit more about the people on his rounds - and decides to bring a little sunshine into their lives. A sweet story without words for all ages.

www.abirdinthehandtheatre.co.uk

THE MEADOW SPRITES

Curious Cargo (of Hebden Bridge)

Saturday 

Starting from Outside Toll Gavel Church 12pm, 2pm

Friary Lawn 3.30pm

Sunday 

Friary Lawn 11am, 1pm

Flemingate Centre 2.30pm

All Ages (30 mins roaming)

 

Charming, cheeky and thoroughly engaging, these magical creatures have flown in from the meadow to explore the human world. Watch them as they fly and flit about, spreading summer’s warmth and tales of their woodland habitat. Now you see them, now you don’t! 

 

www.curioscargo.co.uk

DOLLY THE GIRAFFE

VIP Puppets (of Liverpool)

Saturday 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Walkergate / Butcher Row junction

Sunday 10.30am, 1pm, 3.30pm

Flemingate Centre

All Ages (45 mins roaming)

 

Budding zookeepers of all ages are invited to meet Dolly, a life size serene, elegant and beautiful interactive puppet, who roams the streets aided by her zookeeper puppeteers. As with any giraffe, she needs feeding, petting and cleaning up after... Come along and say hello!

 

www.vippuppets.com

THE CLOUD TRAVELLERS

Judith Hope (of London)

Saturday 1pm, 3pm

Flemingate Centre

Sunday 12pm, 2.30pm

Starting Outside Toll Gavel Church

All Ages (60 mins roaming)

 

Fortunate you shall be, should you stumble across the curious, wandering Cloud Travellers! Meet Nimbus and Cumulus, seated aloft their cloud kingdom homes. Evoking a dream like quality, these giant puppets interact with all they meet, casting magical rain showers from their fingertips, before quietly continuing on their mysterious journey.

 

www.judithhope.co.uk

SATURDAY 14TH ONLY

ALL OUTDOOR ACTS FREE! See festival map for starting locations

LITTLE FAWN CARAVAN - THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

Sokobauno Puppet Theatre (of Glasgow)

Flemingate Centre

Maximum 12 per show - FREE tickets first come first served.

 

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Saturday 11am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.20pm, 4.20pm, 5pm

Families / Age 5+ (20 mins)

Hamelin town is overun with rotten rats, how will the bumbling Mayor convince his townsfolk that he is on top of the situation? Time is running out as a stranger, with a whistle and a whim, comes to the rescue. “Come in!” The Mayor cried, looking bigger, and in did come the strangest figure. His queer long coat from heel to head was half of yellow and half of red...

www.littlefawn.co.uk

DANGEROUS DAVE

Noisy Oyster (of Frome)

Saturday 11.30am, 1.30pm 

Gardens opposite East Riding Theatre

All Ages (40 mins)

 

Dangerous Dave, more ‘daft’ than ‘dangerous’ and his ridiculous sidekick, Herbert Lemon, present mind-bendingly silly stunts. Marvel as this miniature superhero fights his way out of a wet paperbag, climbs the slippery pole of peril to plunge into a domestic food mixer,  escapes from the pickled egg jar of DOOM, and becomes the fearless inhuman Cannon Ball!!

www.noisyoyster.co.uk 

SUNDAY 15TH ONLY

ALL OUTDOOR ACTS FREE! See festival map for starting locations

LITTLE FAWN CARAVAN - FEATURE COMFORTS

Sokobauno Puppet Theatre (of Glasgow)

Flemingate Centre

Maximum 12 per show - FREE tickets first come first served.

 

Feature Comforts

Sunday 11am, 11.40am, 12.40pm, 2.40pm, 3.20pm, 4.20pm, 5pm

Families / Age 6+ (20 mins)

No ears, no sound, no eyes, no sight, no mouth, no voice, no smell, no nose, no way of knowing. But one by one these features come, and with them senses creep, and one by one, one whole becomes as dreams awaken from their sleep.

 

www.littlefawn.co.uk

LADY LUCINDA HARRINGTON-CARRINGTON

Noisy Oyster (of Frome)

Sunday

Angel Square 12pm

Friary Lawn 2pm, 3.30pm

All Ages (30 mins roaming)

 

Noisy Oyster are pleased to announce their association with Lady Lucinda Harrington-Carrington. A distinguished guest at any event, Lady Lucinda mingles and mumbles her way through the public accompanied by her ever-vigilant bodyguards. 

 

www.noisyoyster.co.uk

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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