A nightingale sings and charms the Emperor, until a mechanical bird takes its place. When the mechanical bird explodes, the real nightingale returns to sing on its own terms. It is free and sings of the beauty that it sees in the natural world in which it lives.
This is a beautiful and lyrical production with Chinese flute music by Yue Guo.
Children £8.50 Adults £9.50. Performances 30th July - 28th August. Every Thursday and Sunday at 2pm and every Friday at 1:30pm & 3:30pm. Additional shows may be added as necessary.
The show lasts approx 1.5 hours with an interval in the middle. Meet the puppets and puppeteers after the 2pm and 3:30pm performances.
Suitable for adults & children aged 7 years and over.
Tickets: Adults £9.00 Children £8.00. Performance begins at 2pm and lasts for 65 minutes.
"Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit and the best dog puppet ever. Perfect for children and grown-ups. Terrific" (The Guardian).
This multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, "The Man Who Planted Trees" shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.
The show has toured to schools, village halls, theatres and festivals across the UK and Ireland as well as in Malaysia, Bermuda, the Netherlands, USA, Canada and Australia including performances off Broadway at the New Victory Theatre and repeat visits to the Sydney Opera House and New York’s Lincoln Center Institute.
THIS SHOW IS TO CELEBRATE THE NEWLY RESTORED FOOTPATH BETWEEN SKELTON & UNTHANK
If you would like a joint ticket (£16) to see the puppet show at 2pm and the "Stooshie" concert at 8pm, please contact us. Stooshie information is under "future events" on the website.
The show is part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.
Please telephone 017684 84538 to book and pay for tickets by card or click on the button below to buy on-line and print off your own ticket.THE FISHERMAN AND THE PEARL