The Puppet Van: The Lost Colour

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A vibrant, joyful explosion of award winning colourful theatre - all on top of a van!

Join Malcolm Brushell, a professional painter and amateur alchemist, on his quest to find the pinky-est pink paint on the planet! Through cracking rocks, mashing every conceivable vegetable, and even bottling and fermenting his own cow’s wee, he has created every colour imaginable.

The Lost Colour is a vibrant joyful explosion of colour presented by award winning theatre company Half a String all on top of a van! Through stunning puppetry and an energy fuelled performance 2m up in the air, join this race to create the most potent pigmented pink paint.

Running time: 45mins no interval
Suitable for those 5+

Post-Show Workshop
Don your poster paint, brushes and glitter in this fun, hands on painting workshop following the show. Join The Puppet Van designer Peter to paint your very own landscape painting. Mix colours, sponge fluffy clouds, paint stunning mountains, create happy little trees and a sparkling lake in this relaxed painting workshop for children aged 5-11yrs. Parents must remain with children throughout.
Places £3 per child and limited to 30 children max.

Additional Information about Open-Air Events after 19 July

You'll be seated on the grass, so please bring low-backed camping chairs, rugs and cushions to sit on. This open-air performance is designed to take place even in inclement weather and so we recommend that audiences come prepared for all eventualities of a British Summer and bring a torch for evening events! No umbrellas, and assistance dogs only please.

Following the Prime Minister’s confirmation that social distancing measures will no longer apply to performances after the 19 July, we are increasing the number of tickets available for this performance. However, we will continue to implement certain guidelines for best practice to ensure the safety of our volunteers and audiences at events this summer. Our community venues will continue to provide hand sanitiser stations and encourage audience members to wear a face covering when visiting indoor spaces such as the toilets/bar etc. You can view our current guidance here.

Artsreach will monitor its guidance in accordance with any future government advice and publish updated information as required.