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Watch This Space

These short films are commissioned by Attenborough Arts Centre as part of our 'Watch This Space' Commissions supported by Arts Council England.

'The Mariner'

Jem works at the space agency and dreams of blasting off into space to explore new lands. Join her from the comfort of your home on a spectacular voyage to Mars in this interactive and accessible family show created by puppeteer and theatre-maker Lori Hopkins. Blending storytelling with intricate and impactful puppetry, this unique piece brings extra-terrestrial exploration to your doorstep.


A young girl living in a drab, uninspiring world of grey dreams of a better life – of a better self. When her favourite toy seems to come to life she is introduced to a world of colour and realises that when she dares to dream her hopes and possibilities begin to filter into her real life, bringing adventure, colour and joy. A magical dance film full of positivity and hope for children and families.

A pile of woolens, with a happy purple faced teddy in the middle

'Little Mess!'

Join Princess Olive on a thrilling quest to find the legendary Tidy Up Troll to help her tidy up her room before the Troll Queen’s palace party! This fun, fantastical puppetry adventure is jammed packed with original music, magic, comedy and adventure, made for everyone everywhere who delights in making a Little Mess!.

Little Messcelebrates imaginative story-telling and creativity, encouraging the whole family to play together using objects found around their home.

Extra info:

Little Mess! is a family show suitable for all ages, but designed to be particularly aimed at children aged 2+.



4 new plays written by 8 to 12 year olds and staged by adults in under 24hours.