Technical details and credits for The Mousehole Cat

Technical Details:

  • Ideal for 4 to 10 years, and families. (Not for under 4’s)
  • Show runs 50 minutes.
  • Audience size up to 180.
  • Blackout or greyout important.
  • Space for our stage: 5m wide x 3m deep x 2.7m high.
  • Set up =1 ½ hours. Pack up = 30 minutes.
  • All lighting and sound carried.
  • 2 electric sockets.
  • No raised stage needed.
  • Puppets perform at tabletop height…. so audience sitting on the floor or raked seating is ideal.

Credits: See Team behind the puppets.

  • Designed and directed by John Roberts.
  • Textile work by Sue Field.
  • Adapted by Patrick Cooper.
  • Puppet, props and stage made by: Chloe Bardolf-Smith, Martin Corbin, James Richardson, John Roberts.
  • Painting by Bridget Green and Philip Oliver.
  • Sound-scape recorded by Richard Gonski.
  • Performed by: Rachel Miller or Jo White (storyteller + musician) and John Roberts (puppeteer).
  • Thanks to South Hams District Council for a little funding.


These credits must be used:

The Mousehole Cat

A puppet show for any age from 4 to very grown-up
by PuppetCraft

Based on the award winning book
Text ©1990 Antonia Barber.
Illustrations ©1990 Nicola Bayley.
Published by Walker Books Ltd.

If the illustration is used please print this credit:
Illustration © Nicola Bayley

Mousehole Cat Drawing Large

Click on drawing for a large download: 2.89MB

Mousehole Tom and Cat Large

Tom and Mowzer
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