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The Water Babies

After a harsh beginning of child labour in an unforgiving world of adults, a little chimney sweep’s suffering ends when he is transformed into a water baby. As he plunges into a surreal aquatic world of fish, caterpillars and caddisflies, follow his adventures in the murky depths and become immersed in his floating dream. Performed entirely to specially commissioned music, String Theatre uses long string marionettes and ghostly shadows, to explore the themes of loss, friendship and transformation.

The production is inspired by the novel (of the same name) by Charles Kingsley.

Duration: 1 hour (including short interval)
Audience: 4+

"An entertaining and enchanting show."

"The Water Babies is another delight from this unique theatre, showing that puppets aren’t just for children."

"String Theatre brought a cinematic quality to their letterbox sized stage that had the adults in the audience entranced."

"The beauty and movement of the puppets transfixes the audience."

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