Morning events, Theatre, Puppet shows

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What The Ladybird Heard

  • Written by: Julia Donaldson

The Ladybird has a plan to prevent a prize cow from being stolen. Based on Julia Donaldson's popular children's book.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Thu 24 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

Fri 25 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

Sat 26 Jul

£14.50–£16.50 / 020 7730 4500

…and 12 more dates until 10 Aug

Colston Hall, Bristol

Wed 20 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00

Thu 21 Aug

£11.23–£12.36 / 0117 922 3686

  • 11:00

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Peppa Pig's Big Splash

All singing, all dancing puppet show with wee Peppa Pig and pals as they enjoy the rain and muddy puddles and try to fix the leaking nursery roof.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

Buxton Opera House

Sun 14 Sep

£16.50 / 0845 127 2190

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Thu 4 Sep

£14.50–£16.50 / 08441 717620

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…and at 12 other places

Celeste's Circus

Following Celeste under the big top as her cast of endearing animals emerge one by one. A charming and engaging first trip to the circus especially for very young children (0–5 years).

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£4 / 0131 556 9579

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Netherbow Theatre at Fringe

£5 / 0131 556 9579

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 17 Aug

A Collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Transforum Theatre - Kent State University Follow Hansel, Gretel, and Jacob on their journey through the forest. Using modern twists, creative shadow puppetry and animated storytelling, this heart-warming show asks you to re-evaluate classic tales and their morals. Grimms’ is suitable for all audiences.

Greenside @ Nicholson Square, Edinburgh

Mon 18 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 20 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 23 Aug

Can Fish Drink Tea?

The watery adventures of a submarine in the street, a barbie in a fish and the sweet revenge of a teabag. From the team who brought you Billy Goats Gruff and There's A Monster In My Piano comes an outdoor show from Garlic Theatre with animated objects and bizarre puppets.

The Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Sat 16 Aug

£4.50 ( £3) / 01442 228091

  • 11:00
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Feral

Mixed media theatre combining puppetry, film and live sound as a small picturesque town slides into disrepair and civil unrest.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Topside

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

Topside

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 16 Aug

Topside

£11 (£10) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 24 Aug

Fireside Tales with Granddad

Cuddle up around the campfire for this children's puppet show, as Granddad regales you with tales of greedy goblins, grumpy trolls, sneaky princes, a giant pair of underpants and a daring escape from a hungry shark.

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

  • 11:00

First Stage: Pigeon

Charming puppets, live music and delightfully daft characters combine to tell this astonishing tale of an ordinary little pigeon who takes an extraordinary flight. Travel back 100 years to the battle fields of the First World War, to a time when our lives depended on pigeons to carry vital messages.

Harrogate Theatre

Sat 13 Sep

£8.50 (Children £7.50) / 01423 502116

  • 10:30

Flat Stanley

  • Directed by: Matt Aston
  • Written by: Jeff Brown

A children's theatre performance about a character who gets flattened to an unusual shape, which allows his to get up to various fun exploits. Featuring catchy songs and the colourful characters of writer Mike Kenny.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Sat 18 Oct

£13.50 (£10) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:00

Sat 25 Oct

£13.50 (£10) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:00

Sun 26 Oct

£13.50 (£10) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:00
…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

Holifair Family Festival

Live music, talks, cabaret, a barn dance, workshops and much, much more at this family friendly fundraising festival.

Holifield Farm, Helston

Fri 1 Aug

£60 (Ages 5–14 £10; under 5s free; sunday only £10 for adults and £3 for under 14s) / 01326 221017

Sat 2 Aug

£60 (Ages 5–14 £10; under 5s free; sunday only £10 for adults and £3 for under 14s) / 01326 221017

Sun 3 Aug

£60 (Ages 5–14 £10; under 5s free; sunday only £10 for adults and £3 for under 14s) / 01326 221017

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Just So Stories

  • Directed by: Lucy Betts
  • Written by: Lucy Betts (adaptation)

Compass Theatre, Uxbridge

Thu 30 Oct

£8 ( £7) / 01895 673200

  • 11:00

Just So Stories

  • Directed by: Lucy Betts
  • Written by: Rudyard Kipling

Discover the stories behind the how the elephant's trunk, the leopard's spots and the camel's hump were made in this adaptation from the Just So Stories.

Compass Theatre, Uxbridge

Thu 30 Oct

£8 ( £7) / 01895 673200

  • 11:00

Moominsummer Madness

  • Written by: Tove Jansson

A children's puppet musical based on Tove Janssen's book set aboard a mysterious floating theatre. Peter Glanville and Dani Parr direct this Royal & Derngate, Polka Theatre and Little Angel Theatre collaboration. Ages 5+.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Thu 24 Jul

£11 (£8.50) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:05

Fri 25 Jul

£11 (£8.50) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:05

Sat 26 Jul

£11 (£8.50) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:05
…and 15 more dates until 16 Aug

Peter Pan

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Peter Glanville (adaptation)

The Lost Boys battle the villainous Captain Hook in an adaptation of JM Barrie's story about the boy who never grew up.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Sun 23 Nov

£14.50; £17.50 (£11.50) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:00

Sat 29 Nov

£14.50; £17.50 (£11.50) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:00

Sun 30 Nov

£14.50; £17.50 (£11.50) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:00
…and 12 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

Punch And Judy Show

  • Written by: Rod Burnett

Step back in time and encounter the devious Mr Punch and friends; traditional Victorian entertainment brought to you by master puppeteer Rod Burnett from Storybox Theatre Company.

Museum In The Park, Stroud

Sun 27 Jul

Donations welcome / 01453 763394

  • 12:00
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The Secret Life Of Suitcases (Over 4s)

  • Written by: Lewis Hetherington

Meet Larry, who works in an office and likes to keep things in order. When a suitcase arrives with his name on, his orderly way of life is turned on its head. Featuring renowned puppeteer Allie Cohen.

Z-Arts, Manchester

Sun 28 Sep

£7 (£5; £6.25) / 0161 226 1912

  • 11:00 – 12:00

The Selfish Giant

Set in a steel sculpted garden, the story is told using beautifully crafted puppets, and a musical soundtrack.

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Wed 30 Jul

£9.85 / 0845 5218 218

  • 11:00

Sorcerer's Apprentice

A bewitching tale, full of mystery and enchantment, with its blend of physical theatre, humour, technical wizardry, puppets, mime and a dash of real magic. Ages 4+.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Sat 13 Sep

£7 ( £23) / 01295 279002

  • 11:30

Tony & Mike: The Town Owl and the Country Squirrel

The trials and tribulations of a country owl whose solitude is interrupted by a partying squirrel.

Salisbury Playhouse

Sat 1 Nov

£9 / 01722 320333

  • 11:00

Whalley Range All Star: Compost Mentis

A live action with puppets, and mechanical and musical interventions featuring a large compost heap set in a small allotment and the gardener who looks after it.

Festival Central, Milton Keynes

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 12:00