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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.

Courtyard, Hereford

Sat 27 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 11:00

Sun 28 Sep

£11 (£10) / 01432 340555

  • 12:00

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.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 28 Sep

£7 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 18 Oct

£8 / 020 8741 6850

  • 11:00

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Tue 28 Oct

£8 ( £28) / 0121 446 3232

  • 11:00

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The Christmassy Christmas Show Of Christmassy Christmasness

Squashbox Theatre's new show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Thu 18 Dec

£10 (£7; £30) / 01823 414141

  • 11:00

A Real Fairy Story

A story set in an enchanted fairytale world, told with shadow puppets, animations and projections.

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

  • 11:00

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Sun 5 Oct

£7 / 0121 446 3232

  • 11:00 – 14:30

Beauty And The Beast

Enjoy a fun packed festive caper which is part adventure, part extraordinary love story inspired by the iconic era of 1920s and 30s cinema. Featuring a skillful mix of string puppets, film projections and original music.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Tue 23 Dec

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

  • 11:00

Wed 24 Dec

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

  • 11:00

Sat 27 Dec

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

  • 11:00
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Beegu (Ages 3-8)

  • Written by: Alexis Deacon

Join Beegu on her journey through space to a curious planet. Alexis Deacon's children's book is brought to life by Dotted Line Theatre with live music and beautiful puppetry.

Artsdepot, London N12

Wed 3 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:30

Thu 4 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:30

Sat 6 Dec

Studio Theatre

£10 / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:30
…and 6 more dates until 13 Dec

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.

Brewery Theatre, Bristol

Wed 10 Dec

£8; £9 ( £25; £28) / 0117 902 0344

  • 11:00

Thu 11 Dec

£8; £9 ( £25; £28) / 0117 902 0344

  • 11:00

Fri 12 Dec

£8; £9 ( £25; £28) / 0117 902 0344

  • 11:00
…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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.

The Atkinson, Southport

Thu 23 Oct

Studio

£6.50 / 01704 533333

  • 11:00

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

Jack (Over 4s)

  • Directed by: Owen Calvert-Lyons
  • Written by: Mike Kenny

Giving this classic tale a contemporary twist, this enchanting family show serves up a dose of cheekiness, enchanting puppetry, silly songs and an angry chicken.

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Mon 22 Dec

£11 (Children £9; £9; £9) / 01489 799499

  • 11:00

Tue 23 Dec

£11 (Children £9; £9; £9) / 01489 799499

  • 11:00

Wed 24 Dec

£11 (Children £9; £9; £9) / 01489 799499

  • 11:00
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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

Lapin Wants Breakfast

A fun, musical tabletop show with French keywords carefully scattered throughout, creating a story suitable for all budding young French speakers and rabbit enthusiasts. Ages 3+.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 8 Nov

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

  • 10:30

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Sun 9 Nov

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01383 602302

Lapin Wants to See Santa

A festive story as the cheeky wee bilingual bunny invites Père Noël himself round for hot chocolate. English performance with French keywords throughout, suitable for ages 3+.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Tue 16 Dec

£4 / 0300 300 1210

  • 10:30

Wed 17 Dec

£4 / 0300 300 1210

  • 10:30

Little Frankenstein

Semi famous puppeteer Frank Stein has had enough with his badly made puppets. Taking inspiration from his most infamous ancestor, the scientist Dr Frankenstein, and with the help of the audience he creates a new real live puppet.

Loughborough Town Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (£6) / 01509 231914

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Swinburne Hall, Colchester

Mon 27 Oct

£5 / 01206 712999

  • 11:30
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Little Red Riding Hood

Interactive storytelling with traditional glove puppets presented by Featherstone Puppets.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 28 Sep

£5 (£2) / 0844 482 1556

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Me And My Cat

  • Written by: SATOSHI KITAMURA

Come and join Detective K as she sets off on an exciting and hilarious adventure, full of manga clues and mysterious events. Using projection, puppets and bags of ingenuity, this is a fast paced, action packed story and oodles of fun.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sun 30 Nov

£6 (£5) / 020 7613 7498

  • 11:00

Mon 1 Dec

£6 (£5) / 020 7613 7498

  • 11:00

Mister MacNeep Has Lost His Sheep

Join Farmer MacNeep, his poor lost sheep and a whole host of exciting farmyard friends in this theatre performance featuring live music and puppets for 3–5 year olds. Created by Scottish Opera Composer in Residence Gareth Williams and writer Ross Stenhouse (Artistic Director, Hopscotch Theatre Company).

Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Peebles

Sat 20 Dec

£8 (Children £5; Family £22) / 01721 725777

  • 11:00

Lanark Memorial Hall

Sat 13 Dec

£6 / 01555 667999

  • 11:00 – 12:30

A November Day

Theatrical show about the miracle of friendship, set during WWI.

Arts Centre Washington

Tue 11 Nov

£6 / 0191 219 3455

  • 10:30

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

Criterion Theatre, London W1V

Thu 4 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Fri 5 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

Sat 6 Dec

£11.50–£20 / 0844 847 1778

…and 24 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Thu 23 Oct

£15 ( £52; Children £13 under 16s) / 01642 552663

  • 10:00

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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

Pinocchio

This much-loved tale is brought to life by Luis Z. Boy using traditional puppets and animated carpenters tools.

Norwich Puppet Theatre

Thu 30 Oct

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

  • 11:00

Fri 31 Oct

£9 (£7.50; Children £7; £27) / 01603 629921

  • 11:00

Pips and Panda Christmas Party

Pips and Panda get help from the Christmas Fairy to throw a spectacular Christmas Party. Guests include a donkey, a scarecrow, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and even Santa. Ages 1–7.

Lanark Memorial Hall

Wed 10 Dec

£5 / 01555 667999

  • 10:00 – 11:30

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

Shadows of Ramayana

Explore shadow puppets from around the world and make your own Indian shadow puppet.

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow

Thu 16 Oct

£6.50 (Children £5.95) / 0141 339 6185

  • 10:30