Three puppet companies are visiting Upfront Puppet Theatre and arts venue this week.
The venue, at Hutton-in-the-Forest, near Penrith, is hosting sessions in the morning and afternoons, with two performances plus an interval.
Upfront say all shows are great for a family audience.
Cardboard Carnival conjures a whole world of animals from paper and cardboard before your eyes; there is a traditional Punch and Judy show; a wacky take on the Pinnochio story using glove puppets and the thrills and spills of the Dasilva Circus.
Upfront also welcomes the return of The Fisher and his Wife and Dangerous Dan, which, it said were both a great success during our between lockdowns season.
It said: “The pandemic has not managed to see off Punch, who is appearing socially distanced circumstances at Upfront Puppet Theatre.
“Thanks to a theatre reopening grant from the Theatres Trust, two socially distanced performance spaces are hosting the mini puppet festival.
“The festival will provide income for the three visiting freelance puppet companies who have had no government support throughout lockdown.
“Punch, having managed to survive the plague, world wars and censorship, is not prepared to let a small thing like a pandemic keep him down! That’s the way to do it!”
Seating will be socially distanced in well ventilated spaces and it will be set out in the groups as booked.
Book online at www.up-front.com or call 01768 484538.