The Water Babies
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The Water Babies

Presented by: String Theatre

Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018

Price: £9.00 - £30.00

Running time: 1 hour, including a short interval

Ages: 3+

After a harsh beginning of child labour in an unforgiving world of adults, a little chimney sweep’s suffering ends when he is transformed into a water baby.


As he plunges into a surreal aquatic world of fish, caterpillars and caddisflies, the audiences are invited to follow his adventures in the murky depths and become immersed in his floating dream.


Performed entirely to specially commissioned music, String Theatre uses long string marionettes and ghostly shadows to explore the themes of loss, friendship and transformation.


The production is inspired by the novel by Charles Kingsley.


Further information

11am performance is designated 'All Ages' which means you can attend a show with all the family, including those under 3 years. Please note the performance is not adapted. Tickets for children under 2 years are free and you need to include these in your ticket total when booking.

Recommended for children age 3+ years and their families.

Go4Less card holders can get a child ticket for £6, call the Box Office on 01603 629921 to book. 


  • Adult: £9
  • Child: £9
  • Family Ticket: £30 (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)

Dates & Times:

You can book offline by calling the box office on 01603 629 921 or emailing

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