Thurtinkle is a much-loved storyteller from
the Land of the Big Noses, who lives in a very tiny house. When
his friend Rachel comes to visit, he opens his Magical Storybox
- full to the brim with Folk and Fairy tales that delight and fascinate
This highly visual production include live
performance, rod and glove puppets, shadows, marionettes, live music
& audience participation.
Thurtinkle's Telling Tales is the original
show that launched the company alongside DNA Cabaret. This production
is modular and can be of any length from 15 to 75 minutes long.
With no technical requirements, it is also our most versatile show,
and can be played in parks, on the street, in shopping centres,
arts centres and theatres.
Occasionally, when Thurtinkle's regular puppeteer Adam Bennett was
unavailable, Alex Martin (pictured) would step in and 'lend a hand'.
A notorious tour of Ireland resulted in Alex and a heavily pregnant
Rachel being terrified by sheep in a remote Irish shepherd's hut...
in a bog!
A special workshop for 6-11 years to extend
their participation, and aid audience3 development and family learning.
The Thurtinkle workshops involve the children
making fairy and goblin themed simple rod puppets out of card, tissue
They decorate them in their own style using
cellophane, sticky coloured plastic, feathers, ribbons and trimmings.
Magic Wands, Wizards, Elves and Pixies, the possibilities are endless!
They get to try out their creations on the
actual stage set, in pairs, performing magical spells as the others
Up to 25 children per workshop will be happily
engaged for 45 minutes.