Dreamland in Margate is to hold its first puppetry season.
The new programme of events is a series of four plays, performances and activities that will take place at the park on Sundays throughout the autumn..
All performances will take place in Dreamland’s Hall By The Sea.
In Our Hands – September 17
Described as “clever and inventive” by the HHHH British Theatre Guide, In Our Hands by the award-winning Smoking Apples has innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score that will transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher’s Fortune along with trawler fisherman, Alf.
£8 plus booking fee. Recommended for ages 11+.
Fireside Tales with Granddad – September 24
Cuddle up around the campfire as Granddad recalls a daring escape from a hungry shark. Tuck into a marshmallow or two as he attempts to make a new set of underpants for a giant. And watch as the shadows between the trees unravel a tale of greedy goblins, grumpy trolls, sneaky princes and a very unusual princess. Exquisite puppets, captivating storytelling, beautiful shadow puppetry combine to create an enchanting show guaranteed to spark the imagination of everyone from 4 -104.
£8 plus booking fee. Recommended for ages 4+.
The Girl and the Giraffe – October 8
One day whilst Girl is playing in her garden, she spots something peculiar on the other side of the fence. Climbing up as high as she can to get a better view, she is surprised when she comes face to face with… Giraffe! Charming puppetry, an enchanting soundscape and beautiful storytelling combine in this sensitive show about wellbeing and friendship, told from a child’s perspective.
10am and 2pm,
£8 plus booking fee. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Puppetry and Crafts – October 15
With their own puppetry show already a firm favourite at Dreamland, join our friends, Teddy and Betty, for an afternoon of arts and crafts. Explore storytelling with Teddy and Betty and even take part in your own puppet making at this drop-in session.
£5 plus booking fee. Recommended for under 8s.
Discounts apply on all activities for Dreamland Members.
Tickets are available at dreamland.co.uk/events