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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

Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Mon 22 Sep

£11 / 01785 254653

  • 10:30

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 4 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

Sat 6 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 11:00

Sun 7 Sep

£13.50 / 08432 086000

  • 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

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

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
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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

Gingerbread Man

Join Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre for this charming puppet show telling the story of a brave little gingerbread man. A tremendously popular story with younger audiences, Gingerbread Man's journey takes us through an ever changing world from kitchen to fields to mountains and finally to the river. Can the Gingerbread Man…

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01224 641122

  • 10:30 – 11:15

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

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
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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

The Magic of the Mummy

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre use rod and shadow puppets to explore the artefacts of ancient Egypt, and tell the story of Osiris and his evil brother Set. Ages 5-12.

Paisley Arts Centre

Tue 23 Sep

£3 / 0300 300 1210

  • 10:30

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).

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
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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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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

Pied Piper

A humorous and irresistible one person show from Norwich Puppet Theatre, mixing puppetry, foot-tapping music and storytelling.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Sat 13 Sep

£7.50 (£6.50; £24) / 01722 321744

  • 11:00 – 11:45

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

Scott William Land: Marionette Puppet Show

The internationally renowned puppeteer performs with his marionettes.

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01224 641122

Part of 50+ Festival.

  • 10:30 – 11:45
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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

Shazam

A show packed with your favourite Halloween hits and amazing ultra-violet puppetry, guaranteed to bring a smile to children of all ages.

The Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Thu 30 Oct

£9 (Children £7 under 16s; Family £28) / 01600 772467

  • 12:00

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

Stuff And Nonsensense Presents Goldilocks And The 3 Bears

A mix of ingenious puppetry, music and mischievous moments for everyone in the family aged two and older than two.

Berry Theatre, Southampton

Wed 29 Oct

£8 (Children £6) / 01489 799499

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Thu 30 Oct

£8 (Children £6) / 01489 799499

  • 11:00 – 12:30

The Three Giants

Life sized body puppets tell the story of Finn McCool, Ireland's biggest, strongest giant. McCool is on a quest to defeat McGonigle, Scotland's strongest giant. Will he do it with the help of his clever wife Oonagh?

Arts Centre & Theatre Aberdeen

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01224 641122

Part of 50+ Festival.

  • 11:30 – 12:05