Whilst the Theatre doors are shut, Norwich Puppet Theatre are bringing some puppet joy online!
Visit their YouTube channel for hours of free fun! They have shared LOADS of puppet-crafting videos and the opportunity to learn more about about puppetry and their live shows with some behind the scenes clips.
Could you somehow create a neighbourhood puppet show…? Perhaps you could film your puppet show and send it to everyone through your neighbourhood WhatsApp group? Or could you create a show with each household providing a scene? The Puppet Theatre YouTube channel has videos describing how to make puppets out of waste materials like egg-boxes, like the picture of Goldilocks and the Three Bears above!
The theatre would absolutely love to see your at-home makes, so send them your puppet-pics by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the Puppet Theatre Online logo to visit their YouTube channel.
Here’s a little taster to whet your puppet-making appetites! Click through from the video to see more…
If you want more where that all came from, and you’ve got £10 to spare, you could order a ‘Puppets in the Post’ pack and make your own paper theatre!
Each Puppets in the Post pack will contain a paper theatre plus a set of paper puppets and scenes to decorate, all beautifully illustrated by Brett Bixley. Inspired by Mark Mander’s Toy Theatre production, the characters included will help you to retell the story of Sleeping Beauty.
Plus for every pack sold by the theatre, another will be given to a child in Norwich, which is pretty lovely of them, we think!