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Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Pay what you feel

Tatwood Puppets presents


When: Tuesday 1st - Thursday 3rd October 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: 45 mins

Join the one-eyed magician Count Ocular and friends for a gothic, vaudeville experience in the bizarre world of the Cabaret of Curiosities. In a modern reimagining of the traditional puppet booth show, otherworldly creatures appear in a variety of unique puppetry acts that will amaze, bemuse and entertain. Expect tabletop puppetry, close-up magic, original music, laughter, wonder and mystery in an intimate extravaganza for those who enjoy the stranger side of life.

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Alphabetti Theatre

Saint James' Boulevard

Newcastle upon Tyne


Tatwood Puppets is a Newcastle-based theatre company specialising in puppetry, original music and interactive visual theatre. They currently tour with two very different shows - the “Cabaret of Curiosities”, a puppet booth-style piece merging close-up magic and vaudeville; and “Microbodyssey”, a 70’s sci-fi theatre show that takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the hidden world of microbes. Tatwood have also worked with outdoor walkabout, live music, marionettes and shadow puppetry on various projects and commissions. 

They have performed around the UK to audiences of all ages, including at Centre for Life, Wilderness Festival, Nottingham Puppet Festival, Alphabetti Theatre, Shambala Festival and Redcar Puppet Festival. Co-Artistic Directors Kerrin Tatman and Matt Wood are also on the delivery teams for Beverley Puppet Festival and Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival.

The Alphabetti Theatre bar and theatre are wheelchair accessible. We have space for two wheelchair users per performance. 

Ticket Collection Policy: Pay What You Feel tickets must be collected by the show's start time. Tickets uncollected by the start time will be made available to those on the waiting list for shows which sell out.

Age Recommendation: 16+ 

Running Time: approx. 45 mins



Alphabetti Theatre

Alphabetti Theatre is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and was created by Ali Pritchard in 2012. We create, produce, and programme new, original work from emerging artists across the performing arts, championing work in Music, Theatre, Comedy and Poetry. We strive to make theatre that is relatable and accessible to all, and are constantly looking for new ways to challenge ourselves, physically, mentally and conceptually – we believe that by challenging ourselves we inevitably challenge the audience, creating engaging and original experiences.