The Pocket Sideshow Presents

Category: Show Related artist: NotOnly4Boys Theatre Co.

Albert Ross used to be a famous seabird serving under Captain John Martin until one fatal night in the middle of summer, there was a terrible storm and the ship the “Soaring Eagle” was sunk and Captain Martin was never seen again.

Albert Ross managed to paddle painfully to the shore as he couldn’t fly.His wings were clipped while he was on the ship so that the crew could keep him as a mascot and, even if they had been intact, his wingfeathers were waterlogged when he was thrown into the waves. While he was swimming he gathered up the famous story fish which, unbeknown to him, would create his reputation around the world in the years to come.He took refuge in an old armchair which had been washed up on the shore, with vast amounts of seaweed tangled around it’s wooden legs, and fell into a deep dreamless sleep. Albert didnt wake up until he was found by a travelling sideshow, who took him under their wing. Now the show travels around the world bringing the magic of the storyfish to new audiences.

This is a really exciting new project from NotOnly4Boys using puppets, music and magical stories.

The show takes place inside our 7 metre canvas bell tent , creating an amazing atmosphere and meaning that the shows can go ahead come rain or shine.
This new show is specifically aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 11 and includes audience participation, interaction and original music.

15% of the profits will go to Space2Create who are a local charitable voluntary group. They believe that creative activity helps individuals who are struggling to cope with mental and physical health, unemployment, learning difficulties or any circumstances leading to being isolated and vulnerable. Space2Create provide creative opportunities that are relaxed, inclusive and fun through drop in sessions, working for other organisations, and involvement in community events. Sessions provide vital distraction from symptoms such as anxiety, depression and distress enabling participants to experience peace of mind and relief from their difficulties.

Step right this way to see The Pocket Sideshow. Take a leap of faith and enter into the mystical world of wacky circus, amazing puppetry and captivating music, all bound together by a book of magical stories.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2014
  • Length: 3 minutes
  • Scale: Small scale
  • Capacity: Under 500
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages