Are the wooden spoons in your kitchen secretly brave soldiers waiting to come to life? Make a brilliant up-cycled toy soldier or mouse puppet from everyday household objects, then discover how to make it move, talk or even dance. Put on a show with your new puppet character, then take it home with you!
A craft and drama workshop with Ali Bakewell from WinterWalker for everyone aged 3+ and their families, inspired by characters and puppets from our Christmas show The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
Book tickets for the theatre show The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
WinterWalker is a Derbyshire-based physical theatre company, telling stories using movement, dance and music, with a sprinkling of text, clowning and puppetry. WinterWalker create shows for families, children and adults, and the company’s ethos is that good theatre works for everybody, young and old.
The workshop is led by Ali Bakewell, who made props and puppets for The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Ali has enjoyed being a stage manager and theatre practitioner since 2003. Before that she was a Primary school teacher. Ali has worked on a wide variety of productions across the country although she has mainly been based in Nottingham working on children’s theatre. She has also toured theatre specifically written for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Photo credit Tim Cross
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult, tickets to be purchased for the child only.