Little Angel Theatre Puppetry Trainees present

Shockheaded Peter’s Tales of Caution


Sunday 25th March, 12 noon and 1.30pm

Nottingham Puppetry Festival

City Arts Dome, Old Market Square, Nottingham City Centre

Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann, a Frankfurt ‘medical man of the lunatic asylum’, wrote and illustrated The Struwwelpeter (ShockHeaded Peter) more than 150 years ago because he couldn’t find anything on the shelves to fire the imagination of his children. It is a collection of odd, and sometimes unsavoury, cautionary tales for children to teach them to be “good” little girls and boys.

SHOCKHEADED PETER’S TALES OF CAUTION is a collection of tales taken from this iconic book and presented in a vaudevillian style with quirky puppets at the heart of the storytelling. Our mysterious travelling players arrive one day in ye olde City of Nottingham and their stories unfold, one at a time, from the simple suitcases and bags they carry.

This visual feast is brought to you by Little Angel Theatre’s Puppetry Trainees: Palesa Esuk, Shaun Lati, Deanna Mathers and Esther Potter, under the direction of Slavka Jovanovic, Head of Learning at Little Angel. They are on a full time paid puppetry traineeship for 18-24 year olds, taking place from September 2017 for twelve months. This suitcase theatre show was the first project they undertook in October last year.

This is Nottingham’s 1st Puppetry Festival and over four days the city comes to life with puppetry of every kind in all corners of the city, with an eclectic mix of performances, talks, workshops, film screenings, a pop-up puppet village and vibrant puppet parade, featuring the talents of local, national and international artists.

For more information visit: Nottingham Puppetry festival

And here for more information about: Shock Headed Peter’s Tales of Caution at Nottingham Festival