Puppets’ local date on national tour

Andrew Kim of Thingumajig

Andrew Kim of Thingumajig

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As part of their six-week UK tour, locally-based professional theatre company Thingumajig Theatre will be performing their internationally acclaimed play, “A November Day” for two performances on Saturday, November 15, at the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge.

As the founders and director of the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade, Todmorden-based Thingumajig Theatre artists Kathy and Andrew Kim are better known for their giant street puppets and stilt walking characters. This will be a rare opportunity to see what these artists do for the rest of the year.

Using puppets, storytelling, live music and an ever-changing set, “A November Day” is about a woman who discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries.

Andrew said: “We’re thrilled to be performing one of our puppet plays in Hebden Bridge. You’ve seen our giant puppets on the streets, we think you’ll enjoy seeing their smaller puppet cousins in this lovely new performance space.”

Show times are 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are £7 (£5 concessions) and a family ticket is £20. The show is recommended for ages 10 and up; call 01422 844450 to reserve tickets. For more information about the show, visit: www.thingumajig.info/projects/november-day