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12/05/2017 - 12/05/2017
7pm - 9pm. Tickets £10 (including finger buffet)

Pay bar and coffee available.

Lecture presentation, display and demonstration of Indian shadow puppets related to their place in Indian religion and culture. The unique and threatened shadow puppet tradition of India.

Jane Paterson travelled many times to India to research and create an important national collection of Indian shadow puppets which are now housed at Upfront Puppet Theatre and part of the puppet collection. With pictures and artefacts, Jane will tell the story of the disappearing art of these travelling peoples, who gave women a voice in a fast changing India.

At 7pm a light India finger buffet of vegetarian food will be created and presented by John Crouch, Cumbria's resident food guru and Indiaphile.

The event is presented by The Royal Geographical Society in association with Upfront Arts Charity.

Telephone 017684 84538 to book and pay by card.

Jack and the Beanstalk
09/04/2017 - 23/04/2017

Jack and the Beanstalk will introduce children to Daisy the cow, a strange violin playing elf, a magic transformation scene as the beanstalk grows, a very scary giant and many other special effects. Combined with a musical score based on traditional English folk tunes.

Performance days are:

Wednesdays and Fridays at 1pm & 3:30pm.
Sundays & Easter Monday at 2:30pm

Suitable for ages 3 to 93

Show last about 1.5 hours with an interval in the middle. Meet the puppets and puppeteers after the 2:30 and 3:30 performances.

Adults £10 Children £8.50

Advance booking is recommended. Please follow link to Ticket Source to book tickets and choose your seats

Book now

Tel.017684 84538 to book and pay by card.
Seats will be allocated and tickets collected just before the show.

A booking fee is payable for all on-line and telephone bookings.

Little Frankenstein
03/02/2017 - 03/02/2017
Lempen Puppet Theatre Company will be performing their show, "LITTLE FRANKENSTEIN" on Friday 3rd February at 7pm

The story:

Puppeteer Frank Norman Stein is busy rehearsing his new show "George the Dragon Slayer" but he's finding it really difficult with his badly made puppets that 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 his life forever! Creature George emerges from the workshop, innocent and willing to learn, but Frank is so intent on his rehearsal that he neglects to look after his new child.

A little horror for little horrors! A treat not to be missed!

Little Frankenstein will tickle the imagination of everyone from 5 to 105 years old.

"Enjoyable bonkers performance!"


Adults - £10

Children - £8.50

To purchase tickets online follow link below

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