Coming Spring/Summer 2019

The MakeShift Ensemble with support from Norich 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.


𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐟𝐭 𝐄𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠/𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐞, 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐚 𝐓𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐥𝐞'𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬! "Beautiful show at Eden yesterday, great story, amazing songs and fantastic puppets!

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 , West Yorkshire

                    1st June - Helmsley Arts Centre, York

                    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

                   21st August - Feltham Arts, Hounslow

22nd August - Pavilion Mid Wales

                    23rd August – Bristol Festival of Puppetry

                    24th August – Towersey festival

                    27th August – Regal Theatre, Minehead

21st September - Winchester Discovery Centre