Two puppets of elves are sat and stood with a yellow boot. They are surrounded by boxes that says
Wed 8 Apr - Thu 9 Apr

The Elves and The Shoemaker

Sam Lacey makes shoes that are out of this world. His imagination is huge but his shoe-making business is a disaster! Why would anyone buy a pair of Banana Skin slippers or spend money on shoes for a spider?! Even his neighbour Belinda can’t get him to see sense.

Then, one night, two tiny green visitors climb into his kitchen and start stitching and cutting and snipping and gluing…Sam Lacey is about to get the surprise of a lifetime!

This hilarious re-telling of the much-loved classic tale from the inescapably inventive Stuff and Nonsense is a total delight for all the family, full of wit, charm and surprising puppetry.

Stuff and Nonsense return with another treat for the whole family, following recent shows The Enormous Turnip, The Emperor’s New Clothes and last year’s extraordinarily popular The Gingerbread Man.

Presented by Stuff and Nonsense

Venue: Studio Theatre

“They’ve done it again - delivering a simple tale, enchantingly told. Director Niki McCretton ensures the production bowls along at a sufficiently cracking pace to keep the audience enthralled throughout this accessible and hugely entertaining show.”  The Stage

“A wonderful gem that will appeal to children and adults alike.”  The Bournemouth Echo

“Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company have done wonders here to give this traditional tale a fresh twist, without losing any of its original magic or heart-warming sentiment. The mix of two real actors and two cute-as-you-like puppets make for a lively format that keeps young children entertained for the whole show… A guaranteed hour of fun for children and their parents.” The Daily Echo

“Yielding a volley of excited young screams from a full house of excited young people …this is pitched perfectly at youngsters and well recommended it comes.” Somerset County Gazette

Ages 3+
Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)

Tickets from £9
Group Discounts may apply to this event. Please contact the Groups Department at for more information.

Pick & Mix
Book 3 or more shows, save 15% | Book 5 or more shows, save 20%
Pick & Mix does not apply to the lowest price band.
Click here to find out more about Pick & Mix Packages.

Dynamic pricing applies to this event. This means that the price of individual seats may increase based on demand, so it's best to book early.

Booking Info

Tickets from £9

Ages 3+

Pick & Mix
Book 3 or more shows, save 15%
Book 5 or more shows, save 20%

  • Wed 8 Apr 20201.00pmBook
  • Thu 9 Apr 202011.00amBook
  • Thu 9 Apr 20202.00pmBook

Remind Me