Aesop’s fables come to life aboard the Puppet Barge with The Hare and the Tortoise. Marionettes act out some of the world’s best known and most loved tales,
Aesop’s fables come to life aboard the Puppet Barge with The Hare and the Tortoise. Marionettes act out some of the world’s best known and most loved tales, each with a different message to take away. Enjoy not only the wonderful stories, but the magic of puppetry, in a cosy, floating theatre.
When: Weekends and school holidays between 16 July and 14 August
Where: The Puppet Barge, Richmond
Runtime: 45 minutes, no interval
Ticket price: From £9
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The story of the most famous race on earth is beautifully brought to life using marionettes (string puppets). The Hare and the Tortoise is a production for all the family, featuring this classic story, plus many other tales from the famed storyteller Aesop. Expect Lions and mice, spiders and cats, there are storms to be weathered and always a few morals to take away!
Relaxed performance Sunday August 13th at 11am
Captioned Performance Tuesday 9th August 2pm
The Puppet Theatre Barge has been putting on a programme of unique and magical puppet shows on a converted Thames barge for over thirty years. The audience begin their journey as soon as they step onto the gangplank and climb aboard. They descend below the water line (wellingtons not necessary) and leave the real world behind. Puppets from other parts of the world hang from the walls in retirement. Music plays, the lights dim, the theatre goes dark and finally the curtain rises to the delight of children and adults alike.
July 16 (Saturday) - August 14 (Sunday)