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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

Hertford Theatre

Sun 21 Jun

Phone for prices / 01992 531500

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

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Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby

Puppet show featuring episodes from the Brer Rabbit stories.

The Puppet Theatre Barge: Little Venice, London W9

Sat 2 May

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

Sun 3 May

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

Sat 9 May

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

Sat 16 May

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

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.

Dragon

Dragon is a story for adults, teenagers and children with vivid imaginations, told without words and featuring fast moving physical theatre, puppetry and original music. Created by Vox Motus, the National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin People’s Arts Theatre, Dragon tells the story of Tommy whose life, since the death…

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Aug

£8 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Elves and The Shoemaker

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

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

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Wed 27 May

£8.50–£12.50 / 01284 769505

Thu 28 May

£8.50–£12.50 / 01284 769505

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Head In The Clouds

Come on an odyssey of the skies and discover the incredible life and adventures of one of France's first female aviators. This is the greatest true story that history ever forgot.

Theatre Royal, Bath

Sat 2 May

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

Just Add Water

At the Museum of the Drowned World every exhibit has a salty sea-tale to share and you're invited to set sail with us on a fantastical secret journey through oceans of time and imagination.

Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff

Sat 4 Jul

£10; £6 under 25s; £5 schools; £8 concs / 029 2039 1391

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Just Add Water Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff

Sun 5 Jul

£10; £6 under 25s; £5 schools; £8 concs / 029 2039 1391

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Just Add Water Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama, Cardiff

Land Of The Dragon

An enchanting puppetry adventure about the Welsh dragon, in a tale inspired by the folklore and legends of Wales.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Sat 30 May

£5 (Children £7 under 16s) / 01933 270007

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.

The Little Angel Theatre, London N1

Sat 18 Jul

£10; £5 (Children £8; Children £8; £8; £8; £8; £8) / 020 7226 1787

Me And My Cat

  • Written by: SATOSHI KITAMURA

Using projection, puppets and bags of ingenuity, Me and My Cat? is a fast paced, action packed story and oodles of fun.

Derby Theatre

Sat 4 Jul

£9.50 (£6.50) / 01332 593939

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Pongo's Party

Help make Pongo's party a day to remember in this fun show filled with songs and laughter. Featuring the voices of CBeebies' Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis. Ages 3–7.

Lanark Memorial Hall

Wed 22 Jul

£8 / 01555 667999

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+.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Sun 31 May

£8 / 01254 582579

Red Riding Hood

Horse + Bamboo bring to life the classic fairytale.

Salisbury Playhouse

Mon 25 May

£7.50 / 01722 320333

Shadow Tails

Puppeteer Drew Colby uses shadows to tell and sing traditional folk stories, fairy tales and sing-a-long songs.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sat 30 May

£4.50 (£3) / 020 8348 8716

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

Shoe Kangaroo and the Big Bad Boot

Garlic theatre present a tale of lost shows with clowning, puppets and mime. Ages 4+.

Polka Theatre, London SW19

Fri 8 May

£11.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

Sat 9 May

£11.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

Sun 10 May

£11.50 (£9) / 020 8543 4888

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Small Fables

A host of hand-shadow animals assembles for this enchanting collection of little fables, inspired by the tales of Aesop and La Fontaine.

The Old Market, Hove

Mon 4 May

£5 / 01273 201800

Stickman Live On Stage

Puppetry, songs and music combine to bring to life Julia Donaldson's creation.

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

Sat 6 Jun

£9–£10 / 01229 820000

The Suffolk Fun Festival

A weekend of fun for all the family, featuring the Rhubarb Theatre, Lucy Sampson, Oliver Daldry, Table Top Circus, Sambooba, the Rabble Chorus, plus clowns, films, magic, puppets and a whole heap more.

Easton Farm Park, Woodbridge

Sat 1 Aug

£10.95–£81 / 01728 746475

SuperMonkey: PuppetCraft (Ages 3-5)

  • Written by: Michael Rosen

Puppets with music, songs and funny poems by Michael Rosen about SuperMonkey…the monkey who is not scared of anything, can ride on a cloud and can do magic tricks!

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Tue 30 Jun

£8 (£6) / 0161 912 5616

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.

The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

Sat 20 Jun

£7 / 01865 319450

The Ugly Duckling

Join in with the waddling and quacking action and help the poor ugly duckling realise it's okay to be different in this child-friendly outdoor performance.

National Trust: Speke Hall, Liverpool

Sat 23 May

£5 adv booking required, plus admission £9.54, child £4.75, family £23.85 (Children £5 ages 2-16, adv booking required, plus admission £9.54, child… / 0151 427 7231

Sun 24 May

£5 adv booking required, plus admission £9.54, child £4.75, family £23.85 (Children £5 ages 2-16, adv booking required, plus admission £9.54, child… / 0151 427 7231