Norwich Puppet Theatre presents – Thumbelina

The show is designed for children aged 2+ and their families. Our story is played out gently amongst gardening tools and is an excellent
introduction for young children and families
to the magic of theatre.

Andersen’s tale all about the adventures of a tiny girl no bigger than a thumb is brought to life using a combination of rod puppets, glove puppets and shadow play alongside music, movement and singing. The show’s simple design combines with great traditional storytelling and character acting to portray the tale of a girl who is so tiny that she can float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly. We follow the tiny heroine’s adventures and encounters with a toad, a mouse, a mole and a swallow on her journey to find freedom and happiness.

Showing at Grand Junction on Friday 28th October, at 10:30 and 13:30.


About Norwich Puppet Theatre

One of only a handful of dedicated puppet theatres in England, Norwich Puppet Theatre is a hub for leading international puppeteers and theatre makers. Using traditional and contemporary puppet craft, Norwich Puppet Theatre productions bring a fresh twist to well loved fairy tales and stories which entrance children and adults alike. Previous touring productions include The Tinderbox, Pied Piper, Red Riding Hood, The Steadfast Tin Soldier created by Joy Haynes of Banyan Theatre, Rumpelstiltskin in collaboration with Ripstop Theatre, Oddly based on the children’s book written by Joyce Dunbar, and Three Colours in collaboration with Polka Theatre.

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Venue: Grand Junction is a new venue for the community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church. Our mission is to create and present an eclectic, collaborative programme of music, arts and performance for young people, families and adults. We also have a café serving delicious food overlooking the canal.

Covid-19 Update 

Grand Junction advises visitors to wear masks while moving around the building. We ask all ticket-holders not to travel to Grand Junction for an event if they have either Covid-19 symptoms or a positive Covid-19 test.

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