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Our Next Puppet Show!


Our Next Puppet Show!

We’re pleased to announce our next puppet show: Ugly Duckling!

Thingumajig Theatre will be diving into the sweet but surprisingly substantial story by Hans Christian Andersen of misfits and metamorphosis. Our Ugly Duckling will be filled with humour, live music and some generous sprinklings of theatre magic.

Ugly_Duckling_Thingumajig_Swan_WEBThis will be a departure for Thingumajig as we’ve always created our own original stories. But with the rich themes and the potential for fun in Ugly Duckling, we think we will be able to give a unique Thingumajig Theatre treatment to the piece.

Ugly Duckling will be puppet play aimed at ages 5 and up and will run about 50 minutes.

We are pleased to be continuing our collaboration with director Mark Whitaker who has directed Hullaba Lulu and A November Day and our fabulous new tour bookers Makin Projects who have booked two excellent tours of A November Day this year.

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We will be devising this play this summer and building it in the winter and will be available in spring 2015.

Can’t wait to get started! (But for now: giant puppets, parades and festivals call…)

 
 

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Thingumajig TheatreSaturday, December 16th, 2017 at 1:43pm
We're taking some time off for the holidays but we are looking forward to our next project in Jan/Feb: Giant puppet workshop near Prague!
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Thingumajig TheatreTuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 4:13pm
Had a lovely time giving a talk on puppets at Touchstone Rochdale today!
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Thingumajig TheatreFriday, November 10th, 2017 at 7:53am
Bringing back our WW1 story for Remembrance Day tomorrow—friends near Oldham, hope to see you there.
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Thingumajig TheatreTuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 6:14pm
Lovely day teaching #puppetry movement at LIPA Liverpool. 8 new #puppeteers!
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Thingumajig TheatreMonday, October 2nd, 2017 at 12:09pm
Big weekend: Thingumajig Theatre turned 11 years old this weekend--what better way than working flat out at one of our favourite puppet festivals, the Skipton Puppet Festival? We performed Ugly Duckling on Saturday (sold out!) and Kit and Caboodle on Sat and Sun to the most enthusiastic crowds you can ever hope for--and waved a flag and danced on stilts for the Handmade Parade puppet parade. Plus saw some inspiring puppet shows and had a chance to hang out with puppeteer friends old and new from all over the UK and Europe. Exhausted but exhilarated! Thanks Daniel Lempen and Liz Lempen and all the team for an amazing festival! Photo by Craig Shaw.
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