Puppetry show shines light on Mental Health

Puppetry show shines light on Mental Health

Bee Daws will be bringing her new puppetry show ‘The Girl who was Swallowed by a Giant’ to the Shoebox Theatre on Saturday the 26th of August. Pitched as a show for children, teenagers and adults, it focuses on the struggle that can be caused by our mental health and our reluctance to talk about it. The original idea and was developed at the Shoebox Theatre as part of an artist residency scheme.

The inspiration for the show came from exploring mental health issues and my own experiences. I wanted to tell a story about being consumed by something that feels much bigger than ourselves and how we can try to overcome the challenges that we face.” said Bee.

“The Shoebox has been a brilliant space to develop the work. It hosts some amazing events and really supports local theatre makers. I originally did a one-week artist residency to develop my idea for the show and I am so happy to be back to debut it! I am also lucky to be working with Puppet Maker and Director, Mark Parrett, who has worked with the Bristol Old Vic, RSC and BBC, it really is such an exciting project!”

The Girl who was Swallowed by a Giant follows one little girl’s journey into the unknown and how she overcomes the monsters that she is faced with, it features puppetry, music, storytelling and clowning. Bee Daws is a regular at the Shoebox and also teaches puppetry to children and adults.

“From since I can remember, I have always loved puppetry! It offers me such escapism and joy, that I wanted to share this with others by teaching and using puppetry to tell stories. I began running workshops and helping adults and children to use creative ways to express themselves. The fascination with bringing life to inanimate objects still continues to drive my passion for puppetry today!”

The Girl who was Swallowed by a Giant is being performed at the Shoebox Theatre on Saturday, 26th of August at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets are £8 for Adults and £5 for Children under 14, and can be booked via www.shoeboxtheatre.org.uk/whatson


Venue: The Shoebox Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN

Dates: 26th of August at 1pm and 3pm

Suitable for Children aged 6+, Teenagers and Adults

Tickets: £8, Children under 14 – £5

Box office: www.shoeboxtheatre.org.uk/whatson

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