The stage was set and a group of patient young children sat expectantly – quietly whispering to their parents not knowing what was to come. At last an announcer took to the stage but the puppeteer was nowhere to be seen! “Where was he?” the children were asked. Without warning, he appeared accompanied by a cacophony of sound. ‘Sounds, lights, action!’ Surprise after surprise continued as the tale of the Lambton Worm unfolded. This one man show managed to enthrall its audience and they rewarded him with peals of laughter as they abandoned their inhibitions.
The show closed to a large round of applause. However, more was to come. After gathering for refreshments, there was the workshop. Children were encouraged to make their very own puppet to take home. For a while, fun and laughter accompanied the now lively audience as parents and children worked together to make and name their puppet. It was some while before everyone departed with the promise of a different show from a now popular puppeteer in our midst!
Thanks to Paul Batten and Theatrix Arts – we hope to see you back in the Unicorn soon.