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Alice (1988 Feature Film)

Jan Švankmajer

When agit-prop puppetry meets Lewis Carroll the result is Jan Svankmajer's dark film inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

Newcastle Arts Centre

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Anansi and the Lost Sun

Swallow Wings Puppetry

Anansi and the Lost Sun is a beautiful, funny, irreverent and inspiring story told using puppetry, spoken word and traditional African music to tell an ancient West African Tale.

Newcastle Arts Centre

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Beasts on the Street

Theatre Illumiere, Tatwood Puppets and Tim Davies

To open Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2023, join us on Northumberland Street in the heart of the city to discover a menagerie of beasts - completely FREE and for all ages!

Northumberland Street

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Cabaret of Curiosities

Tatwood Puppets

Pull back the veil and enter the Cabaret of Curiosities – a gothic, vaudeville extravaganza for adults who enjoy the stranger side of life.

Newcastle Arts Centre

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Clowns Houses

Merlin Puppet Theatre

One building, five apartments and six main characters. Comical-tragical personalities, leading a miserable life which they aren’t afraid to lose but they are afraid to live.

Dance City

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Dangerous Dave

Noisy Oyster

Dangerous Dave, infinitely more ‘daft’ than ‘dangerous’, and his ridiculous sidekick, Herbert Lemon, present some of the most mind-bindingly silly stunts ever performed...ever!

The Cluny

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Dragon

Life and Limb Puppets

An exhilarating fantasy adventure featuring beautiful live puppetry, cutting-edge projections and a soaring original score.

Newcastle Arts Centre

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Du Iz Tak?

Long Nose Puppets

A tiny tale told by tiny creatures about BIG ideas. Told though the language of insects, Du Iz Tak? is a story about the cycle of life.

Seven Stories

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Eggs on Legs

Garlic Theatre

Garlic Theatre conjure a poetic, Dr Seuss world full of eggcentric puppets and music to make you roll around with laughter.

Newcastle Arts Centre