Classic puppet show

Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf

A classic children’s story will be bought to life using puppets for a show at Staverton Village Hall later this month.

Peter and the Wolf, based on the composition by Sergei Prokofiev released in 1936, has been adapted by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre.

The show is designedfor magical introduction to live theatre and it has been bought to Staverton by Northants Touring Arts.

Peter and the Wolf, one of the company’s most successful touring shows, follows the adventures of Peter’s visit to his grandfather’s cottage at the edge of the great forest.

The fun show, designed for the whole family, comes complete with life-sized wolf puppets alongside Peter and his grandfather.

It has been put to the soundtrack of Russian-style folk music written by Douglas Kerr that fits the story with the puppets’ movements done in a very special way.

The show is suitable for children aged between four and 10 years old.

Firmly established as one of Scotland’s leading puppet theatre companies, Clydebuilt tour far and wide throughout the UK from Inverness to London and Ireland. The company has also toured internationally to Europe, China and Dubai. Clydebuilt are well known for their masterly puppet manipulation skills and performances of quality.

Originally formed in 1987 Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre is a partnership between Leigh McCalister from Ireland and Stephen Smart from Scotland.

Together they create and perform a wide variety of inspiring and entertaining shows for children and family audiences.

The theatre company has performed Rapunzel, Gingerbread Man, Magic of the Mummy – Tales of Ancient Egypt and Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse.

The show is coming to the county due to the work of Northants Touring Arts which exists to provide rural communities with access to high quality arts events by supporting volunteer promoters to host performances and workshops by professional artists in their community.

Each year Northants Touring Arts presents a programme of more than 60 events that take place across Northamptonshire.

This programme includes a wide range of theatre, music, dance, comedy, storytelling and events designed for children.

Peter and the Wolf will be performed at Staverton Village Hall on Saturday, October 19 and starts at 6pm and lasts for 55 minutes.

Tickets for the show cost £6 for adults, £5 for children or £20 for a family ticket of two adults and two children. They can be booked by calling 01327 702565, 01327 871880 or 01327 871082.

The show will also be coming to Helmdon Primary School, close to Sulgrave, on Friday, October 18 starting at 6pm.

To book tickets for this performance, call the school on 01295 768126 or Julie Crouch on 01295 760699.

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To find out more about Northants Touring Arts and shows coming to other locations across the county, visit