Woodland Tales with Granddad

6 Nov
Various times

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Age range
3+ years


Woodland Tales with Granddad

Something is happening in the woods, voices can be heard, and a strange metallic smell fills the air. Machines are gathering at its edge and a mysterious call is heard across the valley.  Laura the ladybird, Jeffrey the spider, Brett the Woodlouse and Willoughby the Woodpecker are worried. Velda the Vixen knows there’s one person who can help them – Granddad. But is there enough time? Can they save the wood? And will the mystery stranger help?

Featuring a cast of extraordinary puppets, this uproarious family show not only entertains but has an important and timely environmental message to share. 

Woodland Tales with Granddad (Trailer) from Pickled Image on Vimeo.

“Magical, beguiling, emotional and eye-widening beautiful.” 

Written by: Pickled Image & Hattie Naylor 

Directed & devised by: Emma Williams 

Performed & devised by: Vicky Andrews and Vic Llewellyn 

Puppets & set: Dik Downey and Nick Willsher 

Music: Simon Preston 

Production photos & Trailer by: Adam DJ Laity 

Creative Producer: Vicky Andrews 

Funded by Arts Council England 

We have created a Woodland Tales with Granddad Visual Guide. This guide is designed to help children with autism, sensory needs or anyone that may benefit from an introduction to Z-arts and their families prepare for their visit. Download the Woodland Tales With Granddad Visual Guide here!

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Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road
M15 5ZA
Greater Manchester

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