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The Worm-An Underground Adventure

Underneath your feet in the muddy brown soil squirms the world’s best kept secret…a wonderful, magical creature called the Worm. Join Wilma and William, two nature lovers, on a journey underground as they discover a family of friendly, musical worms and their colourful miniature world. With laugh out loud songs…

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thu 9 Apr

Adult: £6.50, Concession : £4.50, Children: £4.50 / 01383 602302

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Dundee Rep

Tue 7 Apr

Adult: £7, Concession : £6, Children: £4 / 01382 223530

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Kilmardinny Arts Centre, Glasgow

Fri 10 Apr

£3 / 0141 931 5083

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Tue 19 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Wed 20 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

Thu 21 May

£10–£14 (Children £10–£14 under 6s) / 0116 242 3595

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sat 30 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Sun 31 May

Quays

£13.50 / 08432 086000

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Sat 4 Apr

£12.50 (Children £8.50) / 01206 573948

  • 11:00 Stick Man Mercury Theatre, Colchester

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The Elves and The Shoemaker

  • Directed by: Niki McCretton
  • Written by: Niki McCretton (adapt)

Niki McCretton's adaptation of the classic children's story.

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Fri 10 Apr

£12 ( £42) / 02380 671771

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Wed 27 May

£8.50–£12.50 / 01284 769505

Thu 28 May

£8.50–£12.50 / 01284 769505

Liang & the Magic Paintbrush

Liang dreams of being a painter but is too poor to buy himself a paintbrush. Join him on a magical adventure to find out if dreams can come true. An inventive and gentle show with something in it for all the family. Crooked Timber Theatre combine puppets, origami, live painting and video images to bring this well-loved…

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Wed 8 Apr

Adult: £6.50, Children: £4.50 / 01383 602302

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Life on Mars: A Clay-Animation Adventure

Calling all intergalactic animation explorers! Help us uncover extra-terrestrial life on Mars as we explore storytelling, model making and camera handling techniques to build your own stop-motion film. Creating new creatures to wander across the rusty, dusty surface of the red planet, we will examine what is needed to…

Duns Volunteer Hall

Thu 16 Apr

Children: £15 / 01361 882 224

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Gilmerton Community Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

Children: £6 (2 days) / 0131 664 2335

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Thu 9 Apr

Children: £6 (2 days) / 0131 664 2335

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Jewel Miners Club, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

Children: £6 (2 days) / 0131 669 5955

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Sat 11 Apr

Children: £6 (2 days) / 0131 669 5955

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Magic Miniature Marvels

Using a fabulous array of materials and methods create delightful, daring, charming and champion, amazing, astonishing miniature puppets. Create your own scenery, sound effects, music and lighting. Help your puppets perform stunning short shows in our magical miniature theatres. All ages with under 8s accompanied

Jewel Miners Club, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

Adult: £4, Concession: £2 Local (Residents of EH15 or EH16:), Children: £2.50 / 0131 669 5955

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

John Gray Centre Museum, Haddington

Sat 18 Apr

£4 / 01620 820690

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Tue 7 Apr

£1 (£50; Children £50) / 0131 315 2151

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

3 Bears

The shiny metal world of Goldilocks meets the natural wooden world of the three bears – the result is a very sticky adventure. Happily the bears and Goldilocks become friends and cook up the most wonderful porridge recipe together. Join Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre in the kitchen where, using simple kitchen implements…

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Tue 7 Apr

£10 (£8; Children £6)

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Thu 2 Apr

£2 / 01294 274059

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

New Pitsligo Public Hall, Fraserburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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The Amazing Mr Noah

Prof Popup's trapped indoors on his hols, so what better time to tell the story of Noah and his incredible ark – with a little help from you, of course! Ages 3+.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 23 May

£4.50 (£3) / 020 8348 8716

Book online or on the door half an hour before the event.

Animated Short Films: Family Treats

AIN’T NO FISH Miki Cash & Tom Gasek, USA 2014 Duration: 4 Minutes A short, funny stop motion animated film featuring singing seals in the Arctic performing a Hoagy Carmichael song. A vivid and charming environmental message about the protection of our oceans. Teaser…

Falkirk Town Hall

Wed 8 Apr

£3.50 / 01324 506850

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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).

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Wed 8 Apr

£6.60 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 583302

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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

Comar, Isle of Mull

Wed 15 Apr

£4 (Children £2) / 01688 302211

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Wed 1 Apr

Adults/ Children: £2 / 01294 274059

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Cirkus Spectakular

A children's puppet show drawing on the colours and sounds of Eastern Europe to tell the story of Pavlo, a misfit little boy who finds a home for himself in the circus. Ages 4+.

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 8 Mar

Studio Theatre

£7 / 020 8369 5454

Gingerbread Man

A storytelling with magic, music and audience participation of David's world-famous play/book/TV series, featuring Herr Von Cuckoo, Mr Salt, Miss Pepper, the Old (Tea) Bag, the ever-hungry Sleek the Mouse and, of course, The Gingerbread Man.

The Little Angel Theatre, London N1

Wed 25 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 7226 1787

Sat 28 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 7226 1787

Sun 29 Mar

£10 (£8) / 020 7226 1787

Head In The Clouds

Discover the incredible true story of one of France's first female aviators.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sat 2 May

£7.50 (Children £6.50; £6.50) / 01225 448844

Jabberwocky

The Jabberwocky must be slain and it's up to the gormless Quentin to rise to the task. Folding Theatre Company play out the adventures based on Lewis Carroll's wonderful nonsense poem. Ages 5+.

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Fri 10 Apr

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

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Mallaig and Morar Community Centre

Wed 1 Apr

£2 (Children £1) / 01687 462633

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£6 (Children £4) / 0131 555 7100

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Little Frankestein

Semi famous puppeteer Frank Stein has had enough with his badly made puppets. He’ll never be really famous because his puppets keep falling apart! Taking inspiration from the scientist Dr Frankenstein, and with the help of the audience he creates a new real live puppet that is destined to change this life forever!

Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Fri 3 Apr

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 611101

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Little Princess Goldtree

A wicked stepmother, a beautiful princess and an all knowing, all seeing magical trout – just the ingredients needed for a fairy tale. This Scottish version of ‘Snow White,’ is told with hand carved puppets, striking shadow silhouettes and traditional story telling, with an original soundtrack accompaniment. 4 years…

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Fri 17 Apr

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

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Jewel Miners Club, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£4 (Children £2) / 0131 669 5955

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth

Wed 15 Apr

Schools performance / 01900 826448

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Magical Miniatures Marvels: Puppet Making

Create a puppet to take home, plus scenery, music and lighting to put on a short show.

John Gray Centre Museum, Haddington

Sat 18 Apr

£4 / 01620 820690

Merlin And The Sword In The Stone

The mystical story follows the life of Arthur, a young squire destined to become king. Guided by Merlin, he has many adventures culminating in him successfully pulling the sword from the stone and unwittingly fulfilling the legend's prophecy.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Sun 26 Apr

£7 ( £22) / 01962 873603

Oscar and the Highland Castle

Answering a call for help, Oscar the mouse leaves his attic home and heads for Loch Ness where he finds Incy Wincy Spider among the ruins of an old castle. Mysteriously swept back in time, Oscar joins Incy’s campaign to free the castle from English rule and restore Scotland’s independence! Here, one of Scotland's most…

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Sat 4 Apr

£4 (Children £2) / 0131 315 2151

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Puppets! Puppets! Puppets!

Join the Puppet-Stew crew for some creative school holiday fun. Booking is essential.

Dundee Rep

Wed 8 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 223530

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Puppets! Puppets! Puppets!

Hey kids! Come along and join the Puppet-Stew crew for some creative school holiday fun. During the workshop you can make you very own rod puppet, which you can then take home with you. Hours of imaginative play lie ahead, as you make up stories, songs and scenarios with your fabulous new puppet. Puppet-Stew has…

Dundee Rep

Wed 8 Apr

£4–£7 / 01382 223530

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Jewel Miners Club, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£4 (Children £2) / 0131 669 5955

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Sat 18 Apr

£1 (£50; Children £50) / 0131 315 2151

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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Rapunzel

The story of the imprisoned young girl with the long, blonde hair is narrated by a chatty frog in this production by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre. Ages 3+.

Dundee Rep

Wed 8 Apr

£4–£7 / 01382 223530

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Sun 31 May

£8 / 01254 582579

A Real Fairy Story

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

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 26 Apr

Studio Theatre

£7 / 020 8369 5454

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 14 Mar

£8 / 020 8741 6850

Red Riding Hood and the wolf who tried to eat her

Follow Little Red on her fateful journey through the forest to visit her granny. Featuring an eclectic cast of characters, including the heroine’s daft twin brothers, her larger than life mother, her forgetful granny and a cunning wolf.

The Puppet Theatre Barge: Little Venice, London W9

Sat 7 Mar

£12 / 020 7249 6876

Sat 14 Mar

£12 / 020 7249 6876

Red Riding Hood

Riding Hood: designed and directed by Peter O’Rourke, written by Tim Kane, with original music and songs by Ben Glasstone. On the way to her Grandmother’s house through a forest filled with howling wolves, Red Riding Hood must stay alert to the danger surrounding her. Straying from the path our feisty heroine, a…

Lochgelly Centre

Tue 14 Apr

£6.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 01592 418141

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Lonach Hall, Strathdon

Fri 17 Apr

£9 (£5; Children £5) / 01975 651779

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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