Tin Forest old man & bird

A lonely old man lives in a dreary junkyard, full of other people’s broken and unwanted junk. He dreams that one day his world will be full of life, colour and sound. His wish is about to come true…

An uplifting, humorous and touching show, full of visual invention, puppetry and live music…with mechanical birds, a wind-up circus and exotic animals. Based on the book by Helen Ward – illustrated by Wayne Anderson and published by Templar – this production uses a rich, wordless visual language and style.

Founded in 1990, PuppetCraft is based in Devon. The company creates quality, inventive puppet theatre, presenting shows and workshops to a wide range of audiences: children, families and adults throughout the UK and internationally. Puppetcraft and its founder John Roberts are renowned for creating striking productions presenting beautifully crafted puppets in stunning sets with atmospheric lighting and original live music.


A simple story, beautifully staged.

– Time Out

  • North East

    The MacRobert Memorial Hall

    Tuesday 4 April, 2.00pm

    £7/£5/£20 (family)

    Call: 07825 813 929

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    Tickets available from the Spar, Tarland (01339 880060). Available on the door but booking advisable.

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    The Lemon Tree

    Thursday 6 April, 2.00pm


    Call: 01224 641122

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  • Highlands

    Pitlochry Festival Theatre

    Saturday 8 April, 11.00am

    £6.50/£20 (family)

    Call: +44 (0)1796 484 626

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    Online ticket purchases will incur a booking fee.

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  • South East

    Wester Hailes Library

    Monday 3 April, 3.30pm

    Free but ticketed.

    Call: 0131 529 5667

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    Tickets can be reserved online or in person at the Library.

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  • South West

    The Townhouse

    Wednesday 5 April, 2.30pm


    Call: 01698 452299

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    Cumbernauld Theatre

    Friday 7 April, 1.30pm


    Call: 01236 732 887

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