Beached at the Canterbury Children’s Festival

photo credit Hope FitzgeraldOur lovely Arnold continues his adventures at The Marlowe Theatre  on Friday 2nd June – as a part of their great half term fun.

Beached is a tiny tale is all about Arnold whose morning walk takes him to an undersea world. The miniature “set” is a box with our trademark puppets performing just for you. A soundtrack is played on headphones for each audience member, creating a world to share round the table a bit like a mini theatrical silent disco.
There are 3 sessions of free shows:
11 – 11:45
13:30 – 14:15
16:00 – 16:45
You can have a closer look at the puppets after the show. We always encourage you to “have a go” and see how we bring our stories to life, talk about our inspirations and perhaps even give you ideas to fill the last weekend of half term making a piece of table top theatre of your own?
Lyn Gardner of the Guardian chose Beached as her pick of a showcase and audiences said “Spellbinding and magical!” … “Go and see it!!!”… “Excellent. Long live the power of the imagination” …“I want to see it again now!” The beauty of this little piece is you can watch it again! From the outside too – there’s fun to be had working out what the people next to you are hearing…. One table, one puppet, one big adventure!



Graffham Festival

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Strangeface are hugely looking forward to coming to the Graffham Festival on Saturday 16th July.

The day begins with a drama based workshop using masks which are always huge fun and is suitable for all aged 8-12.  The workshop runs from 3.30 pm to 5pm at The Pavilion at the Recreation Ground, Tickets £5 available from Festival Box Office NB Please book by 5pm 15/7 to confirm your place 

Strangeface Artistic Director Russell Dean will talk about how he makes his puppets from 6:30 to 7:00 at The White Horse and from 7pm there will be free rolling performances of the show Beached. Suitable for all it tells the 10 minute tale of tiny Arnold who goes for a walk and ends up on an adventure. Its Silent Disco does Mr Benn!

Magical mask and puppet theatre for all