Puppet theatre for ages 5 and over / families.

A contemporary show for children or adults alike. Indonesian rod puppets tell of a squirmy worm who causes chaos wherever he goes. Using little spoken language, this visual feast of farce crosses cultural borders in crazy pursuit of the worm. Where is he now? Watch out everybody!

This show prides itself on the use of very little spoken language, relying mainly on physical movement, cross-cultural humour and its exciting musical score combined with live sound effects. Some shadow sequences are included in the original theatre version, but an outdoor version (with no shadow sequences) is also available for outdoors or spaces with no blackout.

It is suitable for all children but also particularly appropriate for those who have difficulties hearing or understanding English. The story illustrates that violence gets us nowhere.

Duration 50 mins (+ time to meet the puppets)

“Really enjoyable… parents, grandparents and children all involved – would definitely invite you back”

Directed by Mark Pitman (Garlic Theatre)
Performed by Anna Ingleby & Haviel Perdana
Original Music composed by Haviel Perdana

With thanks to Dessi Tanovska and Manju Gregory for help during the devising period.
Rod figures by Giri Harja 3 (Asep Sunandar Sunarya, Bandung, Indonesia)


Choice of Workshops available for venues:
Rod Puppet Making
Shadow Puppet making
Puppets On Trial (Courtroom Drama)

Technical Requirements
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Worm that squirmed stage plan