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The Frog & The Princess
On from 23 Feb 2014 till 23 Feb 2014
Watermans
by Norwich Puppet
Genre(s): Kids Theatre

Tickets: £5.50 - £6.50

About: The Frog & The Princess

The Frog and the Princess by Norwich Puppet Theatre
Date: Sunday 23 Feb, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Age: Suitable 4-8 years 50 minutes
Directed and designed by Rene Baker.

The Frog & the Princess is a poignant re-telling of the Brothers Grimm tale that will entertain and delight family audiences.

This exquisitely manipulated and humorous puppetry performance explores the meeting of cultures and what happens when a Princess deems a Frog unworthy of being her friend, just because of what he is. As the Frog and the Princess undergo an emotional journey from rejection to friendship, they discover that deep down they are not so different after all.

“I am still amazed by the power of animated objects to fascinate, amuse, provoke and perplex human beings and how a scrap of wood can make an audience gasp with a simple gesture,” explains the visual theatre director, Rene Baker, who also
used this popular fairy tale as a way of getting children to understand about, otherness, prejudice and discrimination.
She has blogged about this on The Frog Prince Project http://thefrogprinceproject.wordpress.com/

Arts 'n' Crafts Free Family Workshops
Sunday 23 February 2014
2.30pm – 3.15pm & 4.30pm – 5.15pm
Booking Required: 020 8 232 1010
Tickets £2 per child /Adult free

Watermans have created these workshops to enhance your children's theatre trip experience. The workshops will have a theme in relation to the show. Kids will make exciting stuff whilst parents and carers have fun helping them! The workshops will be run by Judith Hope, puppet maker, textile and paper artist and maker of many things and will take place in Studio 1

Come and have fun making a Paper Plate Frog Puppet with your child! Places limited.

Reviews

Audience responses to previous Puppet Theatre performances:

“Thank you for a very beautiful show – my little boy loved every minute of it!” – anon

“My 3 year old son – just turned 3, turned to me and said, “Mummy, can we see it again?” – Emma and Theo

“It was brilliant. I really enjoyed it.” – anon

“Marvellous! Thank you very much for the beautiful variety and atmosphere.” – Naima

“Fabulous! Beautiful puppets, great story, very engaging. Thank you.” – Ali

“The show was great. Our autistic children all really enjoyed it, especially meeting the puppets at the end. Thank you.” – anon

“A wonderful afternoon’s entertainment. Thank you so much. All our family enjoyed it immensely.” – Simon, Sam and little Eve

"You provided us with the best service we have ever encountered with disabled people, extremely accommodating and all very friendly. We would recommend anyone pay a visit to your theatre. Keep up the good work!!!" – Ellen, Tanya, Sarah and Emma

"Absolutely fantastic, very clever, very funny. Please come to London Arts Depot." – Barry Peller

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