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A special treat for the whole family. Enter a different world.
After a harsh beginning of child labour in an unforgiving adult world, a little chimney sweep's suffering ends when he is transformed into a water baby. As he plunges into an underwater realm of fish, caterpillars and caddisflies we are drawn into his adventures in the colourful depths, swept along with his dreams and new freedom.
With specially commissioned music, beautiful, long-string marionettes and ghostly shadows, this gorgeous new production inspired by Charles Kingsley's famous novel explores themes of loss, friendship and transformation.
From its unique home on a converted Thames lighter, String Theatre has toured its shows to Asia, South America, North Africa and throughout Europe. 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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