"Beautiful show at Eden yesterday, great story, amazing songs, signings and fantastic puppets! " Eden Project 2018 "Fantastic!" Camp Bestival 2017       "Highlight of our weekend" Elderflower Fields 2017      "excellent! So magically inventive! " Beautiful Days 2018    "So many beautiful moments" - Creative Workspace, Bristol 2018  "A great family treat" - Storyhouse, Chester 2018  "Really really enjoyed it....brilliant!" Elderflower Fields 2018

The Children in The Moon

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Join The Makeshift Ensemble and their travelling teapot of tales on a magical celebration of discovery, courage and diversity.
The Children in the Moon is a wonderfully visual and original takeon centuries old children’s verse, packed with puppetry and livemusic this is an ideal show for all the family.

We tell the story of Zack and Lil using our beautifully hand crafted puppets and our wonderful teapot of tales, a larger than life travelling teamachine which brews fabulous storiesand doubles as a stage on which our
characters can explore, play and bring
their tales to life.

Along side the puppets are two nomadic
storytellers, who introduce the
stories and nurture the yarns as they
unravel.The MakeShift Ensemble, with their
distinct and compelling style, aim to
both discover and celebrate the wonderful things that make us different
and the ties that bind the human family together.


Summer 2018 tour dates

May 18th - Creative Workspace, Bristol

May 25th-28th - Elderflower Fields Festival, Pippingford Park, Sussex

May 29th -  The Quay, Sudbury, Suffolk

May 31st - WayWord Festival, The Storyhouse Theatre, Chester

June 16th - One Upon a Festival, New Market Library, Suffolk

June 30th - July 1st - Geronimo Festival, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

July 13th-15th - Latitude, Suffolk

July 21st - 22nd - Larmer Tree Festival, Dorset

July 22nd - Taste of the South Festival, Dorset

July 25th - The Lights, Andover

July 26th - 29th - Camp Bestival, Dorset

July 31st - August 7th - Eden Project residency, Cornwall

August 10th-12th - Dartmoor Folk Festival

August 15th - The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

August 17th -19th - Beautiful Days, Escot Park, Devon

 August 21st - The Regal Theatre, Minehead

August 22nd - Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

August 25th - Norwich Puppet Theatre

August 27th - Towersey Festival, Oxford

August 29th - Charleston House, Lewes, Sussex

Autumn Dates (Updated regularly)

November 1st - The Courtyard, Herefordshire

November 2nd - Number 8, Pershore

November 4th - The Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

Christmas Dates TBA