A crankie is an old-fashioned storytelling art form that uses long illustrated scrolls, loaded into a box and hand cranked as a story is narrated. Characters are depicted by shadow puppetry and the revolving scenery is back lit by a simple light source.
Explore animation and sound in this fun workshop for children aged 8-16. Workshop participants will get the opportunity to explore sound for the moving image by creating their own compositions.
With their magical Kamishibai, the Japanese Storytelling box, Harriet and Maria lead children and families on a trail of myth and wonder through our precious natural world.
Exhausted from an energetic and fun-filled birthday party, our host is faced with the messy aftermath of his big day. With live music throughout, this highly visual and mischievous performance showcases the musicality and expert puppetry skills of Shane Connolly, one of Scotland’s leading puppeteers.
With a foot-tapping Yummy Chase soundtrack reminiscent of an old movie – and minimal language, this is a tremendously popular story with younger audiences. A visual feast designed for young children and their families.
Out-of-this-world storytelling, stunning Disney animation and wild and irresistible characters are at the heart of this hilarious animated adventure. This heart-warming comedy is about the power of loyalty, friendship, and finding your place in the world.
Calling all kids! Come along and let your imaginations run wild in our awesome puppet making workshop which is suitable for all ages and abilities!
Based on the ancient Chinese legend, Mulan is considered to be one of the most visually beautiful films made by Disney. It was both Oscar and Golden Globe nominated for best animated film.
Welcome to Dame Gothel’s garden where you can let your hair down with Rapunzel. Narrated by a wonderful frog, this adaptation has all the elements of the traditional tale… the witch, the beautiful girl locked in a tall tower and, of course, the handsome prince who attempts to save Rapunzel…
STICK MAN Stick Man, an animated twig, lives with his Stick Lady Love and their children in the family tree. Out for his regular jog, Stick Man is picked up by a playful dog and launched on a series of unfortunate adventures that take him ever further away from home. The seasons pass, until Stick […]
An original and beautifully crafted comedy puppet show and friendship, home and the environment, with the chance for the audience to help save the day. Art materials provided.
Inspired by the touching children’s story The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, Bristol’s two leading family theatre experts use powerful storytelling, captivating puppetry, beautiful design, enchanting music and a sprinkling of audience interaction magic to explore an unusual friendship about how even the grumpiest giant’s heart can melt when Spring finally comes.
Since its release in 2009 this touching portrait of the strength of enduring love and the power of friendship across different generations has become one of the most successful and critically acclaimed feature length animated films ever, winning Best Animated Film and Best Original Score at the Oscars, as well as over 70 awards at major film festival around the world.
If you like to whoop, if you have ever hollered, if you are prone to gasp, and especially, if you like to laugh, please accept our invitation to a world of Very Mild Peril… where one false move could cause a series of very mild disasters.
Musical, tactile, curious and sweet, this play is a love letter to living moment to moment. A lyrical story created for small children and their adults to cosy in and enjoy together blending puppetry and poetry.