For ages 2 and up-  ideal for Foundation Stage Curriculum and KS1 children

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Thumbelina puppet 

There was once a little girl so small she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly ...


Hans Christian Andersen's tale of a girl no bigger than a thumb and her encounters with a frog, mouse, mole and swallow, is played gently amongst gardening tools, leading her to ultimate happiness in the kingdom of flowers.

Using traditional glove, rod and shadow puppets performed by Joy Haynes, this is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre.

"Thumbelina is a gem."  The Times

"This is a magical production full of delight and excitement"  Animations Online

To book the show for your school contact the Education and Outreach team 01603 615 564  or email

You can book tickets online for this event via the UEA ticket office*, or by phone through our box office.

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*Please note that an additional booking fee will be added to the ticket price