Creating short stories for puppet shows…

Does that sound like fun? Sometimes, writing a really short piece is as difficult as putting together a novel! Working with Phil, a very clever man, (who happens to be my husband), we manage to put together words and movement into short puppet shows. When we’re not in the middle of a pandemic, we perform live. For the last few years we produced Shadow puppet theatres at Christmas for Cusworth Hall . Always hilarious to watch – because so much can go wrong…

Magical Mayhem at Cusworth Hall…
Beware the Eyeballs!

Some of the storytelling I’ve enjoyed the most has been for Halloween, at Doncaster Museum and Cusworth Hall. Creating special effects – Eyeballs that erupt out of a box – bats swinging across the ceiling (when it works!) Spiders, creepy noises. Not forgetting the dressing up – that has to be the best bit.

Most recently, Phil has made a series of cardboard theatres. The first one was made from a shoe box… Below is the link to Doncaster’s Heritage site, where you can find the first puppet story, on video. ‘The Cat and the Dancing Hat‘ and find the video which explains how we made the theatre and the puppets. Enjoy your puppeteering – and the story writing…

And keep checking in – I’m going to be posting more videos and stories very soon!

A Cardboard Theatre made from a Shoebox….


Once on the site click on ‘VIDEOS’ on the left-hand side of the page. The instruction video is listed under Something to Make you SMILE. How to make your own cardboard theatre.

The story – The Cat and the Dancing Hat’ is listed under CARD CUT TALES: Linda and Phil

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