Patron - Michael Palin





          The Puppet Theatre Barge

     Will be moored  on the Thames for the

  Richmond-on-Thames season

                                How to find us

             The barge will feature three shows

                        One for small children

                             One for families


                          One for grown-ups

                The Town Mouse

                                 and the

                  Country Mouse

     July 23 to August 7 DAILY at 2.30pm


        These two famous cousins visit each other and

        both experience new sights and sounds. They

        end up all the wiser as a result of these adven-

        tures. A very special delight for both young and

        old with music, songs and rod puppets.

        Town Mouse meets the Billy Goats Gruff and

        other country characters whilst Country Mouse

        meets a town cat and a grandfather clock, and

        faces up to the noisy city traffic. 

                                           Suitable for 3 to 8 year olds.



                To book for The Town Mouse

            Brer Rabbit visits Africa


co -starring with


Brer Buzzard

Brer Fox

Brer Lion

Brer Elephant


Brer Frogs

Brer Monkey

Brer Tortoise

Cousin Hare


A wonderful adventure

For all the family

                         DAILY at 2.30pm

                       August 10 to 31

                   September 1 at 2.00pm

            September 2,3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25

                          All at 2.30pm

                   October 1 & 2 at 2.30pm


       Brer Rabbit travels to Africa to visit his grand mother.

       He gets himself into trouble, and all the animals of

       Africa – elephant, lion and tortoise    alike – gather

       to help. Based on the traditional Brer Rabbit tales,

       this show was specially written for the company.


                Beautifully narrated by Rudolf Walker.                                                           (Suitable for everyone down to 3 year olds).


                     To book for Brer Rabbit


                   The Ancient Mariner

                             by S. T. Coleridge


      September 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30

                          All at 7.30pm

                  October 1 at 7.30pm


       The Ancient Mariner is in atmosphere both super 

       natural and romantic. Its story is simple, yet touched

       with a primitive fear that rises ever and again to

       haunt us. By shooting the albatross, the Mariner

       sinned against nature and thereby cut himself off

       from God and his fellow men.

       Only when he takes an interest in the sea serpents,

       the lowest of all creatures, does he heal the breach

       and cast off the spell of isolation and loneliness.

       The mystical bond that links nature, man and God

       has been used in The Ancient Mariner as the

       central theme of wonder and romance.

Suitable for adults.       



                   To book for the Mariner

              Box Office 020 7249 6876
           Children £8.50; Concessions £10; Adults £12
                            Master, Visa, Amex accepted



      "Puppetry is a form of ecstasy, just as music

       is. It is caused by an overflow of muscle-

       power and brain-activity and by an urgent

       happiness that can’t be held back, and has

       to manifest itself."

                                    Peter Schumann

                                    Bread & Puppet Company

                                           Stories of Struggle & Faith

                                           from Central America’ 1985



      After the summer tour the barge needs to be

      taken out of the water for maintenance. This is an

      expensive procedure and we need your help. The

      project is seeking help through crowd funding and we

      ask you to pledge any amount starting from £2.00.

      We hope to reach our target by the 9th October 2016.


          For more details about the project and to pledge:


Please pledge now


   For more news on the

  Richmond season

               Opens 23rd July 2016




                                                                         Country Mouse and Rat









                                                                                           Brer Rabbit







                                                             The Ancient Mariner




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