Shows for Children

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 at Flipside Festival

Pip's Wildlife Garden

A new version of Pip performed by Meg and directed by Joy Haynes. Premiere at Flipside Festival, Snape Maltings, Suffolk, IP17 1SP. Sat Oct 7th at 3pm and Sun Oct 8th at 3.15pm. (read more) Tickets £6.00 per family. 01728 687110 http://www.flipsideuk.org Also at Lowestoft Library: Tues Oct 24th and Thurs Oct 26th 2.30pm.   …read more…

A new co-production for Nutmeg

Meg has started work with Molly Barrett of KinAesthetic Theatre, co-devising and directing a show about her ancestor, Mary English (working title) http://www.kinaesthetictheatre .co.uk Funded by The Arts Council and supported by Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2016 and Norwich Arts Centre, the work-in-progress, will premiere at Norwich Puppet Theatre on Saturday 28th May at 2:30pm …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…

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…

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…

Apple Pip

Apple Pip

From spring blossom & summer fruiting, to autumn harvest and leaf-fall, Pip sings as she swings from the branch of an old apple tree. A show for 3-6 year olds, with storytelling, exquisite puppets, an atmospheric set, original music and songs to join in with. Suitable for nurseries, playgroups, first and pre-schools. Also, for a …read more…