10 November 2020

Colourful Puppet Delight Show Thrills Families

Dozens of families from Highfields, Littleport managed to enjoy a colourful outdoor puppet show this autumn as part of a community project.

Children of all ages were delighted with the performance of The Lost Colour by mobile puppet show Half A String Theatre Company shortly before the country went into lockdown.

The colourful performance, which took place on top of a van, featured character, Malcom Brushell, a professional painter and amateur alchemist who sets out on a quest to find the pinky-est pink on the planet.

The free event, which was sponsored by homebuilder Cannon Kirk and run by The Library Presents, took the audience on a journey of adventure with Malcom, and reviews back were very positive.

Nathan Jones, from The Library Presents, said they were delighted with the event and to see so many smiling faces.

He said: “Half a String Puppet Theatre Company delivered an innovative and fun show. We were so pleased that the weather stayed good and over 80 people were able to enjoy some high-quality live entertainment throughout the day. I would like to thank all the families that came out and all the volunteers who supported the event.”

Nathan added they had very positive feedback from the families who attended, and they would be looking to run similar shows in the future.

Mandy Lott, sales manager for Cannon Kirk Homes said: “It was great to see the children come along and enjoy themselves so much with this free performance, and we were delighted to be able to support the community in this way.”

There are more free The Library Presents activities for all ages online at www.library.live/the-library-presents

The Library presents brings quality arts activities into towns and villages across Cambridgeshire. The programme is run by Cambridgeshire County Council, working in partnership with Babylon ARTS and is funded by Arts Council England.