Theatre Preview: Puppet Animation Festival 2009, 4 – 18 April, Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

15 Mar

Now entering its 25th year, the Puppet Animation Festival will return to venues across East Lothian this spring, as the region plays host to six puppet theatre companies.

The Puppet Animation Festival, which began in 1984, is now the UK’s oldest and largest performing arts event for children and young people, and each year more than 16,000 children and young people and their families enjoy events in its programme.

Events will be taking place across Scotland including East Lothian, with performances taking place in local community venues.

Performances taking place in East Lothian include:

  • Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre’s A Stitch in Time, a story of people and places forgotten, inspired by the puppeteer’s Irish childhood, and with beautiful embroidered scenery, found objects and original music
  • Puppet Lab’s Funnybones, a show about fun and friendship, based on the popular series of books by Janet and Alan Ahlberg
  • the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel, which will feature specially created music, presented by the popular English company Babbling Vagabonds
  • StoryBox Theatre’s 3 Pigs, which brings together the stories of The Three Pigs, Susannah the Fanciful Sow and The Old Woman and Her Pig
  • Puppet Festival newcomers, The World Through Wooden Eyes, will present two Russian folk tales in Two Little Pushkin Tales
  • The Frog Prince and Other Tales, which will be presented from a booth by Kidgloves Puppets, and will offer the chance for lots of audience interaction

Visit the Brunton Theatre website for more information.

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