Stella & The Starshiners

A magical adventure for ages 3-8 and their families where we make unexpected new friends and reach for the stars - from Open Attic Company, creators of Much Ado About Puffin

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  • Wednesday, 22nd July 2020
  • Thursday, 23rd July 2020
  • Friday, 24th July 2020
  • Saturday, 25th July 2020
  • Sunday, 26th July 2020
22nd Jul 2020 - 26th Jul 2020
11am & 2pm (no 11am on 22nd) | £8 (£6 for groups of 20+, ages 2 and under go free)

In a secret place at the top of everything stands the tallest mountain in the world. On the peak of the mountain sits a tiny little village. In the centre of the village leans the tallest ladder in the world. At the bottom of the ladder is Stella. Stella is afraid of heights…

With their celebrated brand of puppetry, live music and dazzling storytelling, join Open Attic Company (Much Ado About Puffin) as they make unexpected new friends and reach for the stars at the ‘Greatest Ever Star Shiner Competition… EVER!’. Stella has been ignored for too long and she’s determined to show the other villagers that she can shine a star as well as anyone. All she has to do is climb that ladder…

From top to bottom this is a tale about bravery and overcoming the things that stop us from really looking up. Could this finally be Stella’s time to shine? Based on an original story by Ilana Winterstein.

“An engaging and well-told story and an inspiring lesson.”
Weston-Super-Mum

“A story of beauty, laughter and love that transcends language and age barriers.”
Made In Plymouth on Much Ado About Puffin

“Gentle and thoughtful piece with a lot of integrity, which didn’t patronise its audience or play to the gallery. I particularly liked the design and the music, both real strengths, and the puppets were charming.”
Jude Merrill MBE, Travelling Light on Much Ado About Puffin

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
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