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String Theatre
THE RED BALLOON

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Nikki & JD
KNOT
15 Jan - 6 Feb
Jean-Daniel Broussé
(le) PAIN
15 Jan - 6 Feb

The Puppet Barge

Sat 15 Jan - Sun 6 Feb
Jan
Sat 15th - 3pm and 7.30pm
Sun 16th - 11am and 2pm
Fri 21st - 7.30pm
Sat 22nd - 3pm and 7.30pm
Sun 23rd - 11am and 2pm
Sat 29th - 3pm, 7.30pm
Sun 30th - 11am, 2pm

Feb
Fri 4th - 7.30pm
Sat 5th - 3pm, 7.30pm
Sun 6th - 11am, 2pm

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Runs: 45mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 3+
£13 adults / £9 children / £10 concs
plus booking fee (£1)
Tel: 020 7249 6876

After-show discussion:
Sun 16 Jan after 2pm show
(BSL interpreted)

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A special treat for the whole family. Enter a different world.

The Red Balloon tells the story of a small boy's friendship with a balloon and explores the poignancy of a child's imagination.

Performed to specially commissioned music and using beautiful, wooden, long-string marionettes, this production - inspired by Albert Lamorisse’s famous short film of the same name, has captivated adults and children across the world.

The performance takes place on the Puppet Theatre Barge, a unique fifty-seat marionette theatre on a converted old Thames lighter moored in Little Venice.

Step on to the gangplank, climb aboard and leave the real world behind. As the ship’s bell rings, the magic starts.
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“The puppets move with such a human quality that I admit I was quite overwhelmed at times and feel I have gained an increased respect toward this somewhat acquired taste of theatre”

A Younger Theatre

“A charming and elegantly performed show that displays a rare universality, and its themes of friendship and loss will have meaning for anyone who watches it”

The Reviews Hub

“Quiet, contemplative, bittersweet and even mysterious, ‘The Red Balloon’ has much to offer family audiences”

Animations Online
 


String Theatre

(UK)
stringtheatre.co.uk

Performers: TBC