6 weekends from June to November


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Part 1

June - September



Saturday 9th October 2021  

8.00pm  at  Skipton Town Hall

COULROPHOBIA  (Opposable Thumb Theatre)

Dik and Adam are Clowns! They couldn’t fight their way out of a paper

bag, let alone a surreal cardboard world. Why are they there and what

are they supposed to be doing? They know something sinister is afoot

and they need to get out before it’s too late.

Jin them on a ridiculous, anarchic, often hysterical and terrifying quest

for freedom.

An 80-minute show featuring slapstick, mime, puppetry and a LOT of

cardboard. Contains disappointing nudity and some language better

suited to those aged 14+.

“It’s impossible not to laugh. My cheeks ached

when I left the theatre!” Total Theatre

“Non-stop riot of a show… a complete pleasure to watch

as it moves seamlessly from the sinister to the touching,

to the outright hilarious.” Stage Talk Magazine

Coulrophobia is a co-production funded by Nordland Visual Theatre, Norway

and the Arts Council of England.

Sunday 10th October 2021

Puppets and Circus tricks! Fun for all the family.

11.00am  AND  2.00pm  at  Skipton Town Hall


Steve Tiplady, as Geppetto, uses the objects of a carpenter’s workshop

to tell the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-

maker who wants to be a real father. Pinocchio is carved on stage,

brushes become a fox and the shadow of two saws transforms into a

giant shark. An element of improvisation makes each performance

unique to its audience.

Puppetry, shadows, illusion and especially composed music combine

to create a show with something for all ages; it’s inventive, visually and

verbally witty with a big heart.

A family show for ages 4+.

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Details for



  Opposable Thumb Theatre

  Opposable Thumb Theatre - Coulrophobia

   Indefinite Articles - Pinocchio

“Wonderful work that celebrates  the possibilities of theatre”  Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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September - November



Saturday 13th November 2021  

8.00pm  at  Skipton Town Hall

A NOVEMBER DAY  (Thingumajig Theatre)

A woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First

World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew

no boundaries.

With evocative puppet characters, live music and an ever-changing set,

Thingumajig Theatre presents a timeless fable on war and the miracle of

friendship when all else seems lost.

A November Day was originally created in 2008 in association with

The Imperial War Museum North.

Suitable for adults and older children (10+).

“Vivid and affecting remembrance comes with this  

deftly-crafted two-hander.” The Herald

“Poignant, poetic and masterful.” Eolo-Ragazzi (Turin, Italy)

Sunday 14th November 2021

A perfect family show!

11.00am  AND  2.00pm  at  Skipton Town Hall


Performed by Pickled Image from Bristol.

Something is happening in the woods, voices can be heard, and a

strange metallic smell fills the air. Machines are gathering at it’s edge

and a mysterious call is heard across the valley.  

The woodland creatures are worried and thee’s only one person who

can help them - Granddad.

But is there enough time? Can they save the wood?

With a cast of extraordinary puppets, this uproarious family shop not

only entertains, but has an important environmental message to share.

Family show / 3+.

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Details for



   Thingumajig Theatre

  Thingumajig Theatre - A November Day

Pickled Image - Woodland Tales