Audience or puppeteer? You decide!

A participative puppet event, during which members of the public can become the puppeteers, will travel to three Lancashire libraries in November.

Fetch Theatre’s “Clapper Box”, will visit Chorley Library on Tuesday 1 November from 11am-5pm, St. Anne’s Library on Wednesday 2 November from 11am-5pm and The Harris Library in Preston on Thursday 3 November between 10am-4pm.

Tickets for the events, which are suitable for ages 7+, can be booked directly from staff at each of the libraries and are priced on a “pay what you decide” basis.

“Clapper Box” is a curious, participative puppet event featuring a maximum of 6 small-scale theatre booths, a lot of random objects and wonderfully written quirky adaptations of classic movies.

The public is both puppeteers and audience, sitting on either side of each mini-stage. They wear headphones through which they either receive directions or hear the story. This is a highly imaginative show, ‘playing’ with household objects whilst creating a new perspective on interactive theatre and storytelling.

It is a combination of puppetry and object manipulation that is entertaining for both the performer and the watcher and the stories/playlets are all linked to famous films. Each audience member will be presented with a small cone of popcorn, a nice addition to the experience!

Speaking ahead of the events, Fetch Theatre’s Andrew Purvin said:

“Clapper Box is an interactive puppet booth experience, with popcorn! This show does what it says on the can, it will make you laugh and clap, not at actors on a stage but at yourselves, for you will become the star of the show! The show has been touring the festival scene for the past two years and is now coming to your library. Do not miss this fun, unique and highly creative event!”

For more information visit our what’s on page, call Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or email