A puppet of a boy with a puppet of a bird on his head
Sun 17 Oct

The Dong with a Luminous Nose

Edward is a bit of an oddball. A shy and troubled boy, he is always watching the horizon, waiting for something to happen. Then one day “the Jumblies” arrive, and his life is turned upside down... then shaken about a bit… and then a bit more!

With a huge and colourful cast of abstract and figurative puppets, this absurd take on Edward Lear’s classic nonsense poem explores that difficult age between being a child and becoming an adult.

Dancing chairs, a troublesome telephone and a swarm of shape-shifters all play their part in this tale of a lonely boy who has difficulty facing up to the facts. Brought to you by the designer / director and composer partnership behind Little Angel Theatre’s Alice in Wonderland and The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

A Cubic Feet and Little Angel Theatre co-production, in association with Monstro Theatre.

Venue: Studio Theatre

Ages 7+
Running Time: 55 mins (no interval)  

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

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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.

In line with government guidelines, we have returned to full capacity for events and seating for this performance is not socially distanced. 

Following the recent lifting of restrictions, we have kept some safety measures in place and are asking visitors to:

  • Scan the NHS Covid-19 Test & Trace QR code on arrival
  • Wear a face covering inside the building, including in the auditorium
  • Be aware of their proximity to others when moving around the building
  • Use contactless payment methods where possible

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Booking Info

Tickets from £9

Ages 7+

Pick & Mix
Book 3 or more shows, save 15%
Book 5 or more shows, save 20%
(T&Cs apply, see Audience Notes)

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