Morning events, Theatre, Puppet shows

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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.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 17 Jul

£13.50 / 01383 740384

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Wed 21 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30

Thu 22 May

£16 (Children £11.75; £49) / 02476 553055

  • 10:30

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 8 Oct

£14.50–£21 / 0844 847 2325

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The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

macrobert, Stirling

Sat 24 May

£8 / 01786 466666

  • 11:00

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:00

Lapin Wants an Easter Carrot

A show for 3–8 year olds, gently introducing them to the French language through the adventures of Lapin, a French bunny. This time, Lapin is looking to celebrate Easter in his own way – could the Easter Bunny help him find a special Easter carrot?

Institut Français d'Ecosse, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£7 (£5) / 0131 225 5366

  • 11:00

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.

AGA Showroom, 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

The Secret Life of Suitcases

Innovative and charming puppetry show from Ailie Cohen, in which hard-working Larry embarks on an amazing adventure, after a strange suitcase appears in his office. Ages 5+.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£6.75 (Family £25) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

  • 11:00
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My City: Recycled Musical Instruments and Puppet Making Workshop

Get environmental and create some puppets and instruments from stuff you would be more likely to throw away.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Sat 19 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01851 708480

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

A Child's Garden of Verse

A visual anthology of poems inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. Interpreted using shadow puppets and marionettes and accompanied by specially composed music.

The Puppet Theatre Barge: Little Venice, London W9

Sat 19 Apr

£12 (£10; Students £10; Children £8.50; Seniors £10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Sat 26 Apr

£12 (£10; Students £10; Children £8.50; Seniors £10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Sat 3 May

£12 (£10; Students £10; Children £8.50; Seniors £10) / 020 7249 6876

  • 11:00 – 12:30
…and 2 more dates until 17 May

Curtains Up: Miniature Puppet and Theatre Making

Using a fabulous array of materials and methods, create delightful, daring, charming, amazing, astonishing, unforgettable and unique tiny wee puppets. Afterwards, make your own scenery, sound effects, music and lighting, then help your puppets perform stunning short shows in our magical miniature theatres. Workshops…

Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Banchory

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 01330 826520

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Dick Whittington

Join in with props, puppets, songs, dancing and the magic story hat to tell the classic tale of Dick Whittington and his cat. Presented by The Story Hat. Ages 2–6.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 26 Apr

£4.50 (£3) / 020 8348 8716

  • 10:00
  • 11:30

Drop in Puppet Making and Homebaking Cafe Day

Take advantage of the cafe while the kids colour, cut and create a puppet.

Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

£1.50–£2.50 / 0141 339 6185

  • 10:30 – 16:30
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The Frog And The Princess

  • Directed by: Rene Baker

Join the Frog and the Princess in an emotional journey as they discover that, deep down, they are not so very different after all. A poignant re-telling of the Grimm fairy tale, directed and designed by Rene Baker. For ages 4–8.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 4 May

Studio Theatre

£7 / 020 8369 5454

  • 11:00

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 26 Apr

£6 / 0116 242 3595

  • 11:00

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Sat 10 May

£11 (£8.50) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:05

Head in the Clouds

A new show from Ipdip Theatre all about the world of the sky and the floating sheep that live there. Ages 0–3.

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Sun 20 Apr

£4 / 01355 261000

  • 11:00 – 11:30

Killing Roger

The story of an unlikely friendship told using puppetry and a live soundscape.

David Russell Theatre, Portsmouth

Tue 24 Jun

£10 (£8) / 02392 360036

  • 11:00

Manxmouse

Manxmouse is a mouse with huge ears, blue fur and no tail who travels to the Isle of Man to meet his nemesis the manx cat. An adventurous play featuring puppets, animation and music. Suitable for ages 6+.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15

Sun 11 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 12:00

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Moominsummer Madness: Polka Theatre/Royal and Derngate/Little Angel Theatre (Over 5s)

  • 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.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Sat 14 Jun

£13.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:00

Sat 21 Jun

£13.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:00

Sat 28 Jun

£13.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

  • 11:00
…and 14 more dates until 16 Aug

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 24 May

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 11:00

Sun 25 May

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 11:00

Tue 27 May

£10 / 01604 624 811

  • 11:00
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My City

The story of two lost souls, Soledad and Eibhleann, who cannot speak the same language and so tell each other fantastical, inspirational stories using simply their own bodies, music and any object which they can find.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£6 (Children £4) / 0131 555 7101

  • 11:00 – 11:50

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+.

Central Studio, Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke

Sat 28 Jun

£6 (Children £5) / 01256 418318

  • 11:00

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Fri 30 May

£10 / 01635 522 733

  • 11:00

Create Theatre, Vision West, Nottinghamshire College, Mansfield

Sun 4 May

£7 ( £24) / 01623 413363

  • 11:30

Spitting Image: from Start to Finish

The British satirical TV show Spitting Image returns, and is currently showing at the country's only Cartoon Museum.

Cartoon Museum, London WC1A

Fri 18 Apr

£7; £5 concs; £3 NUS / 020 7580 8155

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sat 19 Apr

£7; £5 concs; £3 NUS / 020 7580 8155

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sun 20 Apr

£7; £5 concs; £3 NUS / 020 7580 8155

  • 10:30 – 17:30
…and 49 more dates until 8 Jun

Storytime In The Spiegeltent With Herringbone Arts & Fleur Shorthouse (Ages 1-8)

Bring your little ones and come along to a special double bill of two Brighton-based companies who specialise in original story telling for children. Reignite your love of traditional tales and discover the magic of storytelling.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Tue 27 May

£8 (£6)

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Teddy's Day Out

A show that uses many elements of theatre, mime, puppetry and songs in which Sammy Ragdoll decides to take her best friend Eddy The Teddy out for the day as a treat.

Thameside Theatre, Grays

Thu 29 May

£5 / 0845 300 5264

  • 10:30

Three Colours

Bask in a world of colour in this interactive performance.

Arts Centre Washington

Thu 12 Jun

£6 ( £20) / 0191 219 3455

  • 11:00

Embrace Arts, Leicester

Fri 30 May

£7 / 0116 252 2455

  • 10:30

Sat 31 May

£7 / 0116 252 2455

  • 10:30

Z-Arts, Manchester

Sat 26 Apr

£7; £20 (£5) / 0161 226 1912

  • 11:00

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.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 27 May

£11 / 01727 844488

  • 11:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Wed 27 Aug

£12

Thu 28 Aug

£12

Fri 29 Aug

£12

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 16 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

Thu 17 Jul

£13 ( £48) / 020 8561 8371

  • 10:30

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