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Luminous Tales

The Witch and the Egg

Shadow play and silliness for ages 3-103 but really good for 3-9 year olds

One performer and a flock of shadow puppets tell a joyful and heartwarming story about friends, foolishness and flying away.

Susan is a miserable, bad tempered old Witch who doesn't like company.

She lives in a nest, flies around scaring people and eats biscuits.

The last thing she wants in her life is a giant Egg… should she have it for breakfast or hatch it?

And what will she do once it hatches?

The Birds have plenty of advice for her but Susan ignores them and decides to go it alone.

Inspired by the book The Witch's Egg by Madeleine Edmondson.

After every performance the audience are invited to stay and play with the shadow puppets. Children and their families can discover the fun in playing with shadows and giving voice to the characters in their own words.