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Red Riding Hood
08 August till 30 September - Richmond
26 May till 08 July - Little Venice
The much-loved story of Little Red Riding Hood is given a new and humorous twist in the tale, in this specially commissioned version by prize-winning author Deborah Jones. The Granny is arty but forgetful, Red Riding Hood is fearful but feisty and the Wolf as dark and mysterious as his forest. Using a combination of marionettes and shadow puppets, this is a magical show that will enchant both children and adults alike.
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A Button in my Head
15 June till 15 June - Little Venice
In the dance of creation, hands give birth to the first puppet of the story: Clott. One of the hands is green and moves like a snake, it does not want the creation to be alive. It takes the head of the newborn and throws it very hard, breaking it into two half-heads...

Afterwards, a red button is sewn on Clott's head. A button that holds him together, but that makes him feel different from the others. His sister Juana, and his best friend Luchito, bother him. He only finds shelter in his Grandfather. Clott wishes he did not have that button and could be “normal”…

What are the Green Hand’s plans for Clott and his family? Will Clott’s head finally become unbuttoned?

Adults: £12.00
Concessions: £10.00
Children: £8.50
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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
21 July till 05 August - Richmond
These two famous mouse cousins take it in turns to visit one another. First the Town Mouse goes to stay with the County Mouse and has to face up to the unfamiliar world of the wild countryside. Then, the Country Mouse heads into town and has to learn to escape from the house cat and navigate the noisy city traffic. Each mouse ends up much the wiser as a result of their exciting adventures. A delight for young and old, told with rod puppets, music and sing- along songs.
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The Butterfly's Spell
01 September till 29 September - Richmond
A young poet beetle falls in love with an injured butterfly, a creature from outside his own realm. The other insects around him are disturbed: some try to persuade him to be sensible and remain in his own sphere, but others realise that the need to follow one’s heart’s desire, into the imagination, may be the only way to freedom. Lorca’s first play is a symbolist masterpiece, exploring many of the characteristic themes, of forbidden love and the imminence of death, that infuse his later work.
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