Puppet Shows

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…

The Shoe Must Go On!

The Shoe Must Go On!

Jack & Rowley the comedy duo and their puppet nephews and nieces arrive at the theatre expecting to see a performance of Cinderella.  The auditorium is full, but where are the actors? Using the props and costumes they find on stage and with the help of the theatre cat, our heroes put on a show …read more…

Tutu and the Sky Godess.

Tutu and the Sky Goddess

With Nut the Sky Goddess as their guide, Tutu and her cat Tam-iu set off on their journey from the lush and fertile valley of the Nile, via the land of dreams, to the Underworld. There Anubis, the jackal-headed god, weighs Tutu’s heart and deeds against the Feather of Truth. Will she escape Amut the …read more…

The Blooming Weed

Blooming Weed

For the first time in years the waters of the broad are clear and the rare stonewort is thriving. The conservationist is happy, but as the plant spreads, the sailing gets difficult and the boat owners and fishermen are furious. Child’s parents can’t agree either, so she dives down into the Broad to see what …read more…

Noah’s Park

Noah's Park

Mythical beasts and monsters have fascinated, delighted and terrified us since the beginning of time, but why do they have this power? And what if we could make monsters of our own? An intriguing peek into the future that gives a child’s-eye-view of the brave new world of gene technology and cloning, and offers practical …read more…

A Butterfly Rover

A Butterfly Rover

Adapted from a true story of the long life and many loves of Margaret Fountaine, an extraordinary Norfolk woman with an adventurous spirit. Born in 1862, she saw the ending of the Victorian mania for collecting things, and was part of the modern era of conservation. A great traveller and avid collector of butterflies (and …read more…

Following the Stars

Following the Stars

Once upon a time, when the Vikings first came to Breydon, the birds filled the sky with their songs, and roasted bittern was a popular dish. Meanwhile, in the present, life on the marshes is at a low ebb. Great Aunt Ethel Matilda, the giant eel of Breydon water, can’t remember how to get back …read more…

Menace of the Mud Monster

Menace of the Mud Monster

The project to clear the mud out of Barton Broad was under way, but no sooner had Ted’s dredger pumped a ton of mud out, than more started to creep in from an unknown source. Meanwhile in a nearby pulk-hole the animals and plants struggled to survive as the water grew cloudy and the algae …read more…

Raising the Mermaid

Raising the Mermaid

It’s 1827 in the Broads…Wherryman Jack and his daughter Jenny sail the wherry”Mermaid” to Mutford Bridge, arriving as work on the Lowestoft to Norwich Navigation begins. As canals are cut and locks built,  Jack is caught up in a smugglers’ plot and imprisoned. Jenny is left to outwit the Revenue Man and prove her dad’s …read more…

Whose Little Girl Are You?

Whose Little Girl Are You?

Nutmeg’s first show designed for older people, told with a unique blend of rod puppetry, projected shadows, actors, a musical collage and contemporary songs and artifacts to recreate the spirit of the age. How well do we really know our closest relatives, and do the illusions we hold about them sustain or ultimately destroy us? …read more…