“Fantastic! A beautiful show with an excellent message” Norwich Puppet Theatre

“ Gorgeous music, puppetry and a strong positive message about how we can take better care of our planet, are just some of the reasons why you should go see l am Turtle “ Edge Theatre, Manchester

I am Turtle

Spring/Summer 2019

The MakeShift Ensemble with support from Norwich Puppet Theatre


Just how old are you Great Uncle Archie?”

“As old as time and a bit before then”

“….like eight in the morning?”

“More like half past ten”

From our delightful story vaults comes a new adventure through the deep blue. Discover the ancient song of the Sea Turtles as they guide us on a journey through ship wrecks and sea shells, to sing their song anew when the future of their underwater world is in peril.

The celebrated storytellers from The Makeshift Ensemble, with support from Norwich Puppet Theatre roll out a new yarn to enchant listeners young and old (and in between) . Based on the lyrical children’s book ‘Turtle’s Song’ by Alan Brown, I am Turtle is and enthralling delve into the great oceans to hear Turtle’s story and what we can do to take care of their home.



“This show was engaging and entertaining for adults as well as children. There was a lovely variety of songs, jokes, acting and puppetry which had the children hooked from start to finish. It was also a brilliant way to explain a really important message about our environment.” Headteacher - Iron Acton Primary School


2019 Tour (dates added regularly)

                    20th April – Norwich Puppet Theatre

         27th April – The Edge Theatre, Manchester

                    11th May -The Courtyard, hereford

                    12th May - The Boo , Waterfoot

                    15th May - private school performance – Dorchester

                    18th May – Luton Library Theatre , London

                    22nd May – Private school performance – Badminton,      23rd-26th May - Elderflower Fields Festival, Sussex

                    28th May - The Quay, Sudbury

                    29th May - The Seagull, Lowestoft

                    30th May – Martineau Gardens, Birmingham

                    31st May - Pocklington Arts Centre , Yorkshire

                    1st June - Helmsley Arts Centre, Yorkshire

                    2nd June - Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

                    8th June – The Shoebox Theatre, Swindon

                    29th June - Lighthouse, Poole      

                   12th-15th  July -  Wonderfields, Devon

                   14th July – Seafood Fest- Weymouth Pavilion

18th - 21st July - Latitude, Suffolk

26th July - Exeter Phoenix (Exeter Fringe Festival)

27th July - Exeter Phoenix (Exeter Fringe Festival)

                   16th August - The Swan Theatre, Worcester

21st August - Feltham Arts, Hounslow

22nd August - Pavilion Mid Wales

                   24th August – Towersey festival

                    27th August – Regal Theatre, Minehead