Puppet Shows

Apple Pip back on tour!

Joy Haynes (director)  and Meg Amsden (performer) have been working on a new version of Nutmeg’s much loved show Apple Pip. First performance: Saturday October 20th at 11.30 and 2.30 2018 At the Cider and Song Festival at the Museum of East Anglian Life, Iliffe Way, Stowmarket, IP14 1DE http://www.eastanglianlife.org.uk/ (read more)

Pip’s Wildlife Garden on Tour

“Delightful puppet adventure” – the new 35 minute version of Pip’s Wildlife Garden was a great hit at the Flipside Festival, Snape and Lowestoft, in October.  Ideal for 3 – 6 year-olds or a family audience. Now available for booking for schools, nurseries, and small theatres, community events, festivals, and parties. Also perfect for outdoor …read more…

Pip’s Wildlife Garden

Pip's Wildlife Garden

Come with Pip to the wild, glorious, overgrown jungle at the bottom of her garden. Watch the hedgehog feasting on snails, see the barn owl hunting, and if you are lucky, dance with the hare by moonlight. But wait a minute! What’s grumpy Gran doing here; clearing brambles, putting up fences, digging the earth, and …read more…

Spooky Folk

Spooky Folk  – for adults and brave children. A collection of short shadow-puppet pieces with filmed atmospheric backgrounds and soundtracks; based on macabre English, Scottish and Irish folk songs about women, and sung by unusual singers: Nos. 1 – 3 available as a live puppet shows, or on film – for festivals, theatres, and cabaret …read more…

Famous Five Birds

Famous 5 Birds

At 15 mins, our shortest available show! Famous Five Birds – the show – was created as part of a project involving children from 10 schools; a puppeteer and maker (Meg Amsden); a composer (Nathan Williamson); a poet (Matt Howard); two bird experts (Steve and Kathy Piotrowski); a video maker (Debra Hyatt); a bird song …read more…

Intangible Cities of Margherita Monticiano

Intangible Cities of Margherita Monticiano

A sly confection of shadows and projected images – a series of elusive, decadent, shadowy, reflections of La Serenissima – the seductive, rapacious city of Venice, that carries the seeds of its own downfall – as personified by Margherita Monticiano, an ageing beauty who sees the world from her own voracious viewpoint. By Meg Amsden, …read more…

KNOWLITTLE

Knowlittle

“All my endeavour is to make people believe in and love Nature as I love her.” The extraordinary life and times of Arthur Patterson (writer, cartoonist, zookeeper, warehouseman, showman, pupil-teacher, puppeteer, truancy officer, but above all recorder of the natural history of his beloved Breydon Water ), as seen through the eyes of his wife …read more…

Windy Old Weather

Windy Old Weather

Nan sings as she hangs out the washing to dry on the windy bank of the river Yare, but her grandson Michael would rather spend his summer holiday playing on his computer than listening to her tales of ancient smuggling adventures. As he waits for his new wind-turbine kit to arrive, Zephyr the west wind …read more…

The Rubbish Monster

The Rubbish Monster

What if the crisp packet you’d just thrown away came to life and begged you to take it home? This is just what happens to Katie Dumpster as she paddles her boat down the backwaters of the river, on what is clearly going to be a very strange summer’s day. The story, told with puppets, …read more…

= HEATWAVE ! =

Heatwave

“The sun feels hotter than usual this summer in the marshlands and waterways. Some unusual birds have appeared from the south, and tour-guide Karen is worried by the weather forecast. Meanwhile, Billie’s too busy messing about in the mud to notice anything’s wrong, till he makes an idle wish and finds himself flying on a …read more…