What to expect this year!

This year’s puppet festival features shows for all the family- from the very young to the oldest, and everyone in between. Come and join us on this wonderful weekend. This year’s puppet festival has eight fantastic venues for you to explore!

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Puppet Festival 2017 Highlights


JULY – Friday 14th : 7:30pm Advance £8/£6* Door £10/£8*

THE MATTHEW ROBINS SHOW

The Matthew Robins Show is a collection of songs, short stories, shadow-puppets, home-made films, made-up games, choose-your-own-adventures, and competitive audience puppet-making. It’s for adults, but children are welcome as long as they don’t mind stories without too many happy endings. Come and hear about Flyboy (he’s half-boy / half-fly) and his friend Mothboy.. Walter Knitty (he’s made of wool), and a story about some insects and a log (it’s better than it sounds). Matthew is accompanied by a live band.

Suitable for Adults and Older Children

In the Main TheatreBOOKTICKETS-BUTTON

Doors 7pm Advance tickets are available up to 9am on the day of the show


JULY- Saturday 15th : 11:45am Advance £8/£6* Door £10/£8*

JACK AND THE BEANS TALK

– GARLIC THEATRE

Was it a dream or did I hear a talking bean?

Jack lives on a small farm with his mum and very little to eat. He likes to talk to the birds, his cow and anyone who will listen.

Imagine his surprise when he swoops his cow for some magic beans and starts to hear a whispering in the breeze and a giant rumble in the sky …

Charming and inventive with plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant

Jack & The Beans Talk is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window!

Suitable for Ages 3-7 (younger or older children welcome) (under 2s go free).

BOOKTICKETS-BUTTONIn the Main Theatre

Advance tickets are available up to 9am on the day of the show


JULY- Saturday 15th : 4pm Advance £8/£6* Door £10/£8*

THE INSECT CIRCUS

– STRING THEATRE
The magical world of The Marionette Insect Circus invites the audience to forget reality and become immersed in the strange and beautiful world of insects. Beetles and grasshoppers, wasps and dragonflies, demonstrate their dexterity with great skill and humour.
Presented using marionettes, the show breathes new life into the traditional techniques used in Victorian trick marionettes.
Suitable for ages 2+ (younger or older children welcome) (under 2s go free).
 
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Advance tickets are available up to 9am on the day of the show

JULY- Saturday 15th : 7pm Advance £8/£6* Door £10/£8*

CEILIDH WITH BEAU DILLIES AND KELLY LAWSON

Saturday night sees The Boo’s first family Ceilidh with live music from the Beau Dillies, a Ceilidh Folk band based in Calderdale and dancing by local Kelly Lawson. The puppetry may have finished for the day but the fun hasn’t so bring your dancing shoes and be prepared to dance the night away.

Suitable for all ages (under 2s go free)

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Advance tickets are available up to 9am on the day of the show


JULY- Sunday 16th 11am & 12:30pm Advance £8/£6* Door £10/£8*

THE MOON AND ME

-EGG BOX THEATRE

Hello! My name’s Roux and I’ve built a rocket in my garden to take me to the moon and I’m looking for some new friends to come with me… What do you think it will be like? Do you think anyone lives there? And is it really made of cheese? Please say you’ll come!

An interactive, intimate theatre experience about friendship and sharing inside a special dome, with sights, sounds, tastes, smells and touch.

Suitable for Ages 2 -5 (younger or older children welcome) (under 2s go free)

BOOKTICKETS-BUTTONIn the Main Theatre

Advance tickets are available up to 9am on the day of the show


JULY- Sunday 16th 11am & 12.30pm Advance £8/£6* Door £10/£8*

KATIE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

– MARY-FRANCES DOHERTY

You are invited to celebrate Katie’s 12th birthday with her as she explores what it’s like to be 12 years old. Having just moved school but not quite a teenager yet, Katie reflects on times gone by and looks to the future and all it can be.

There will be truths, there will be dares, there will be presents and there will be cake!

Solo performer Mary-Frances Doherty explores notions of childhood on the approach of adolescence, looking at the trials and tribulations of what a young girl goes through in the change from primary school to secondary school – exams, results, new school, new friends and thoughts for the future.

Suitable for Ages 10+ (younger children welcome)

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Advance tickets are available up to 9am on the day of the show


JULY- Sunday 16th 4:30pm Advance £8/£6* Door £10/£8*

 THE PIED PIPER

– NORWICH PUPPET THEATRE

When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands and the children dance…

Norwich Puppet Theatre’s humorous and irresistible one person show combines a skilful mix of puppetry, foot-tapping music and storytelling and will have audiences young and old entranced.

Suitable for Ages 3-7 (younger or older children welcome) (under 2s go free)

In the Main TheatreBOOKTICKETS-BUTTON

Advance tickets are available up to 9am on the day of the show


JULY – SUNDAY 16TH 4PM FREE

THE PUPPET FESTIVAL PARADE

-HORSE + BAMBOO

Come and join our glorious parade! It will be a beautiful riot of colour and noise. Departing from outside the doors of the Parade Making Workshop in Mencap our tiny-but-mighty parade will proceed around Stansfield Road, Bacup Road, King Street and back to The Boo garden in time for the last show of the day. Percussion instruments are available from inside the entrance of Mencap so you can join in with our joyful BamBOOzle Band. Fun for all the family!BOOKTICKETS-BUTTON

All the family


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