Shadow Puppetry

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Shadow puppetry is the theme for the first day of the half-term holidays at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber.

Indigo Moon Theatre will be bringing its own version of Alice in Wonderland to the Ropery Hall stage on Saturday, 27 th October. Both children and adults are invited to join Alice on her magical adventure as she chases the White Rabbit back in time on a fantastic journey into Wonderland in this dream-like shadow adaptation of the famous Lewis Carroll children’s story.

“This production celebrates different shadow techniques and its inspiration comes from the

Gothic architecture of St Mary’s Church in Beverley which Lewis Carroll is said to have derived inspiration from for his classic tale,” said ST-ART project co-ordinator Janine Knight.

The show, which lasts 50 minutes, is suitable for children aged four years and over along with their families and begins at 2pm. Tickets cost just £4 for adults and £3 for children.

In the morning the theatre company will be putting on a puppet workshop for those aged between five and 13 years although under eights must be accompanied by an adult.

During the workshop, which runs from 10am until 12.30pm, there is the opportunity to create a very simple puppet out of thin card and coloured cellophane of lighting gel to create colour.

“During this workshop lots of ways of casting shadows will be explored including the use of the children’s own bodies and different light sources,” Janine went on.

The cost of this workshop is £2 for each child.

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