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24/09/2017 - 24/09/2017
A new production visiting Upfront by Lempen Puppet Theatre Company.

This is 'Carnival of the Animals' - but not as we know it!

Dissected for body part potential to create the "Ultimate Animal", Lempen take inspiration from the music of Camille Saint -Saens, a little help from Charles Darwin and a whole lot of cardboard, to mash up a show full of puppet possibility.

Inspiration and delight for everyone from 4 - 104.

Adults £9

Children £7

Family Ticket (2 adults/2 children) £28 Book online or telephone (booking fees apply)

Book now

Hansel and Gretel Presented by Upfront Puppet Theatre - 26th July to 3rd Sept - Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
26/07/2017 - 03/09/2017

The production is a fully staged re-telling of a well known story written by the Brothers Grimm. Traditional marionette puppets perform in front of magical scenery which changes before your eyes. Can two innocent children survive when left alone in the forest? Hansel is quite smart, but it takes his sister Gretel to save the day. The show takes you on a journey into the woods, where the children are led by a magic bird to a house made of sweets. The witch leads them inside where she locks Hansel in a cage and plans to eat him. Gretel has a plan and tricks the witch, managing to push her into the oven and everything ends happily ever after. The show combines especially composed music and magical scenic effects in Cumbria's very own dedicated 128 seat puppet theatre, one of only four in England.

A meet the puppets question session with photographic opportunity follows the afternoon shows.

On Friday mornings of each performance day. Upfront Puppet Theatre are offering a Witch and Wizard puppet making workshop. Places need to be booked in advance by telephoning the venue.

Workshops details
11am to 12:30pm
£10 per child.
Suitable for ages 5 to 11
Ages 5 to 7 accompanied by an adult.
Joint workshop and theatre ticket £17.00.

Show tickets:
Adult £10
Children £8.50
Family ticket 2 Adults & 2 Children - £34

To buy tickets follow online link here

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.

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