Thumbelina wordWe are pleased to announce that, in conjunction with Thumbelina_grythe Highlight’s Touring Scheme, we have a production of Thumbelina at the Hall on

Saturday October 24th at 4pm

There was once a girl so small that she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly. Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a girl no bigger than a thumb, and her encounters with a frog, mouse, mole and swallow is played gently amongst gardening tools. Using traditional glove and rod puppets performed by Joy Haynes this is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre.

Created with Karen Torley, Linda Cotterhill, Rene Baker & Luis Z Boy.
Directed by Luis Z Boy. Performed by Joy Haynes.
Suitable for children aged 3+. 40 minutes performance

Tickets:Adult £6.50 Child £3.50 Family £18.00
Tickets are available from Gill Bray on 01665575196 or online via the Highlight’s website

“Thumbelina is a gem” – The Times
“This is a magical production full of delight and excitement” – Animations Online



Workshop titleMake a Puppet Workshop

Saturday 24th October 2pm – 3.30pm

Come along to Shilbottle Community Hall for this fun and creative workshop and make your very own glove puppet. Then using an array of materials, you will be able to customise your puppet to create a puppet character –  fairytale characters, mythical creatures or whatever your imagination creates. Puppeteers Rene and Joy will there to help you and you can take your puppet home at the end. Or why not stay and watch Norwich Puppet Company’s magical performance of ‘Thumbelina’ – Hans Christian Andersen’s well loved tale of a teeny tiny girl – straight after.

Suitable for children 4 – 9yrs

 Tickets £2.50 per child ~ accompanying adults free

Places limited to 20 children.


Contact Gill Bray to book a place 01665575196