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The Enormous Turnip
On from 08 Dec 2012 till 23 Dec 2012
by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company
Genre(s): Kids Theatre

Tickets: £9 / (£8 concessions) - Family Ticket £32 (4 tkts at least one adult); Schools £6.60 (Get 1 ticket FREE for every 10 purchased)

About: The Enormous Turnip

Watermans Christmas show this year is The Enormous Turnip, a veritable vegetable explosion, by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre, an energetic thought provoking company that mixes live music, puppetry and physical performance to create fun filled theatre shows for young children and their families.

This classic Russian fairy tale has been repotted for modern times, and tells the story of Dottie and Raymond Chickweed who live in a tiny house the size of a shed. He wants to travel and she wants to grow vegetables on their allotment. This avid gardening couple decides to comprise and plant one last seed before retiring. But as their turnip grows it threatens their house with disaster! Can anyone help and pull up their Enormous Turnip?

Featuring dancing and singing puppets along with plenty of audience participation, all set in a delightful garden, The Enormous Turnip, is really a progressive story about ‘working together to achieve something that is really too big to manage,’ says director Niki McCretton. This seventy minute show is suitable for seedlings aged 2 – 102 and their families.

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company presents
The Enormous Turnip
Saturday 8 December – Sunday 23 December
(Performance times vary see below)
Director: Niki McCretton
Performers: Marc Parrett & Fiona Putnam
Music: Matthew Huxley
Sound Design: Gwen Scott
Lighting: Design Phil Mead
Box Office: 020 8232 1010
40 High Street
Brentford TW8 ODS
Tickets: £9 (£8)
Family Ticket: £32 (4 tickets 1 person must be an adult) School Rates available Dates and Performances
Saturday 8th December 2012 at 11.30 + 14.00
Sunday 9th December 2012 at 13.30 + 15.30
Monday 10th December 2012 at 10.15 + 13.30
Tuesday 11th December 2012 at 10.15 + 13.30
Wednesday 12th December 2012 at 10.15 + 13.30
Saturday 15th December 2012 at 11.30 + 14.00
Sunday 16th December 2012 at 13.30 + 15.30
Monday 17th December 2012 at 10.15 + 13.30
Tuesday 18th December 2012 at 10.15 + 13.30
Wednesday 19th December 2012 at 10.15 + 13.30
Saturday 22nd December 2012 at 11.30 + 14.00
Sunday 23rd December 2012 at 15.30


“Energetic acting, puppetry and an inventive set from Stuff and Nonsense help to re-¬pot the much loved tale of the enormous turnip... The story is a simple one, enlivened by charming songs. You’ll leave wishing all cauliflowers could talk.”The Londonist Dec 2011

“Puppetry, live music and good old fashioned charm are sprouting up left, right and centre ... Children’s theatre veterans Stuff and Nonsense have taken the classic tale...and turned it into a jolly two hander full of wry smiles and bendy legs... as wholesome and warming as Dotty Chickweed’s vegetable soup and just as yummy.” The Stage on The Enormous Turnip, 2011

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