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Cardboard Carnival

Clows Top Victory Hall

Postcode: DY14 9HG

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Cardboard Carnival

Show Details

Presented by Lempen Puppet Theatre Company

Performance date and time
Friday, 10th May 2019
6:00 PM

Trunk, tail, ears or wings? Carnival creates itself from all sorts of things!

Inspired by Saint-Saens' fantastic and humorous suite of music 'The Carnival of the Animals', and with a little help from Charles Darwin and a whole lot of cardboard, this creative and charming puppet show is a really magical delight.

Split into different short sections, each about a different animal, 'The Carnival of the Animals' is a great introduction to classical music for the very young. The set and many of the fantastic puppets, from regal lion and dumpy elephant, to elegant swan and playful chicken, and a wonderful tortoise in a tutu, are built of cardboard – boxes, packaging, eggboxes and shredding. An imaginative, spellbinding and sometimes bonkers show to keep kids entertained every step of the way.

Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

'The music is beautiful, funny, and clever all at once.' Classic FM (on Camille Saint-Saëns' 'The Carnival of the Animals')

'Lempen Puppet Theatre Company always makes things magic - a very special quality!' Ilkley Literature Festival

'Truly impressive.' Bristol Post

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Running time
50 min

Audience Type

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£10.00 Standard / £5.00 Under 12

Other Ticket Information
Doors open 7pm. Ample parking. Licensed bar.

Main Box Office Telephone Number
07788 604542

Available From

Additional Information
Licensed Bar / Alternative Contact - Roger - 07870 522567

Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)

Reservable/general parking on site Designated parking Steps at entrance Alternative wheelchair access to side/rear of venue Ramped approach up to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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Wyre Forest District Council Logo

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