After The Rain


Tag along on a magical, musical mission to find out who comes out when the raindrops stop!

After the Rain is an exciting new puppet show by Sabotage Theatre Company for 3-7 year olds.

When Ivy answers a call for help from a stranded worm she is led on a wild adventure! Soon she is battling birds, meeting mystical mushrooms and discovering all the weird and wonderful creatures that come out when it’s wet. She makes her way through the forest to find Mrs Bumpting, an old toad who is ‘very into composting’. Along the way she learns the importance of home, for all of us, from the wiggliest of mini-beasts, to our very own families.

After the Rain is imaginatively staged on its own circular rotating table, and uses various types of puppetry including glove, rod and shadow puppets. Its original music (including a barbershop quartet of singing snails, honky tonk blues solo ‘everybody needs a home’ and scar punk band ‘council of the crows’) is complimented by playful storytelling and gentle guided audience interaction to inspire curious minds and intrepid explorers.

A free activity pack is available to download to accompany the performance.

Sabotage Theatre Company make their puppets from recycled materials, find out more about the company on their website

Further Information for After The Rain

This production is recommended for ages 3-7

Running time: Approx 40 minutes with no interval

The 11am shows are open to all ages, meaning those under 3 can attend. Tickets for under 2s are free, but must be booked. Audience members cannot take prams into the auditorium and under 2s will need to sit on an adult’s lap. Prams can be left in our foyer.


Additional Access

All performances have unreserved seating. Please note that there is a flight of stairs to get into the auditorium. If you require the front accessible row or step-free access, please book our Accessible Seats, or phone the Theatre to book on 01603 629921.



Adult £12

Child £10

Family of four £40 (1 adult and 3 children OR 2 adults and 2 children)



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