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 planting vegetables? Whose garden is it? Pip and Gran are bound to clash. Gran shuts the gate, Pip jumps on the seedlings, and something eats the peas. So how will they ever find a way to share the garden, and most of all, how will they all get enough to eat?

The show can be followed by a 20-minute drama workshop or meet-the-puppets session, and is accompanied by an education pack full of preparation & follow up ideas.

A 45-minute show for 3 – 6 year-olds or a family audience, for indoor or outdoor performance; with all kinds of puppets, storytelling, and songs and original music by Nico Brown of the Dublin Ark.
Devised by Meg Amsden, Steve Peck , and Joy Haynes.
Written, designed and made by Meg Amsden – with makers Molly Barrett, Jenny Nutbeem, Jacky Linney and Jessie Glover Gillilan.
Directed by Joy Haynes.
Performed by Steve Peck/ Molly Barrett

Project originally funded by The Ashden Trust, Arts Council England East, Adnams Charitable Trust, Ernest Cook Trust, Ipswich Arts Grants, Norfolk C. Council, Suffolk Coast and Heaths Unit SDF, Dedham Vale & Stour Valley Project SDF, and the Broads Authority SDF, in collaboration with Eastfeast.

“…. a brilliant presentation which was magical in its style and attraction to everyone who watched.” Suffolk head-teacher

“…fantastic puppet show. We received some wonderful feed-back from parents and children.” Surestart Children’s Centre

(Photos by Julie Carpenter)