The Tin Forest
A puppet show and workshop
based on the book by Helen Ward, illustrated by Wayne Anderson, published by Templar.
For everyone… all the way down to 3 year olds.
An old man lives in a dreary junkyard, full of other people’s broken and unwanted junk.
He dreams that one day his world will be full of life, colour and sound.
His wish is about to come true…
The Tin Forest is an uplifting, humorous and touching show,
full of visual invention, puppetry and musical fun…
with mechanical birds, a wind-up circus and exotic animals of all shapes and sizes.
The show has no words, but has a sound-scape of live music
played on hurdy gurdy, dulcimer, harp, music box and piles of rubbish.
Show length: about 45 minutes.
Workshops can be linked to the show:
There are two different workshops to choose from, or have both!
For anyone aged 7 years and up, including family groups.
Make their own animated sculptures from discarded materials to display after the show and to take home. 1 hour.
Perform in a junk-instrument orchestra using musical instruments made for the show by a blacksmith from old discarded metal things, and play an overture for the show. ½ hour.
“Puppet show wows.” Stroud News
“Beautiful… A truly magic show, full of enchantment, ingenious craftsmanship and marvellous ideas… Inspiring.” Audience comments
“The PuppetCraft team have come up with another winner. Boundless imagination and finely crafted puppets from the masters.” Villages Promoter
“A day in the life of PuppetCraft”
A time-lapse video of setting up for the show, running a workshop, doing the show and packing up…. 6 hours compacted into 3 minutes…
Filmed in the village of Harberton… so we call it Harber-tin forest..! get it???
Copies of The Tin Forest book will be on sale after the show.