another night of theatre…

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… this time at the Mother Goose Theatre, ready to be cut out and constructed and complete with a character sheet containing Mary Mary, Tom the piper’s son, Bobby Shaftoe, Miss Muffet, Baby Bunting and a rather voluptuous Bo Peep!

The three A4 printed sheets came with separate instructions, though even with those to guide construction it took considerable making-skills to get everything operating smoothly. I only sent the theatre in sheet form to those I thought would have the talents to construct it, and to all the others I sent the model already made up!

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When correctly assembled the toy theatre folded flat into and could be posted in an envelope. However, when tabs either side of the stage were pulled, the curtains parted and a little dog appeared from behind them to chase across the footlights as the scene behind popped into three dimensions. Mother Goose was revealed mounted side-saddle on her bird flying through a starry night sky. The other characters could be set up on or around the stage. It was a pretty enough thing, though my telephone never stopped ringing with all recipients running into trouble while trying to construct it and needing further instruction.

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11 thoughts on “another night of theatre…

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  2. Now I am thinking that you really must do a children’s book… I am not sure what I like best about Clive Hicks-Jenkins, but it may be that you are MYRIAD. Happy 2nd day of Christmas, Clive!

    • Thank you Marly. Not sure that I’m ‘myriad’. You have to remember that what you’re looking at here was done a long, long ago, when I had a different career and different interests. I think it’s easier to be myriad over a lifetime! (-;

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