Scoop’s Space: Mr Gobble’s Garden

From Sunday 27 September 2020

We are offering this show for free, but if you’re able to make a donation it would be much appreciated.

Scoop the Junk lady and Bertie the Bottle welcome you back into their special space, where they make things out of the stuff other people throw away, and use them to tell stories. This time, they’ll tell you the story of Mr Gobble’s Garden.

He looks like a slipper with a mop for some hair.
For when he’s not gardening, he rests in his chair.
But, more than anything in the world, and of this I am certain
Mr Gobble is extremely proud of his garden

Mr Gobble is the grumpiest man you’ll ever meet in your life, but his pride and joy is his garden. He tends to his herbs, fruit and sunflowers, and is growing an enormous Orchid to enter into a competition. But one day, a mischievous mole comes digging, and Mr Gobble has to learn an important lesson about kindness, sharing and friendship.

You can watch the first instalment of Scoop’s Space here.


Performed by Lori Hopkins
Written by Jon Barton
Directed by Samantha Lane
Designed by Emma Tompkins
Lighting Consultant Sherry Coenen
Sound composed by Ailie deBonnaire
Filmed and edited by Suhail Merchant
Assistant puppet makers Geoff Hense and Imogen Evans

Supported by NESTA and Arts Council England.