It’s late at night, and everyone is sleeping, except for Pat-A-Cake Baby. With her chef’s hat on, and her friends to help, Pat-a-cake Baby sets about baking a very special cake for the man on the moon.
Featuring adorable puppets, music and rhyme, Long Nose Puppets’ adaptation of this whimsical children’s story is perfect for children aged two to seven. Little ones and their parents will also have the chance to meet the puppets after the show.
Long Nose Puppets was co-founded in 2006 by Katherine Morton and Polly Dunbar, who studied illustration together at Brighton University, often pairing up to create characters and stories.
Katherine and Polly now make the puppets for each of their shows, which can range in size from handheld rod puppets to full body costumes.
Polly, who is the daughter of acclaimed children’s author Joyce Dunbar (Shoe Baby, Oddly), is a well known children’s author and illustrator in her own right; best known for her books Penguin and the Tilly and Friends series.
As the author of many of the stories that Long Nose adapt into shows, Polly has a completely hands-on roll in the creative process of each production, making the performances as close to the books as possible, and Pat-A-Cake Baby is a family affair, with Polly adapting her mother’s book for the stage.
From the company who have previously bought Flyaway Katie, Oddly and Arthur’s Dream Boat to Newbury, the puppetry in Pat-A-Cake Baby is devised by actor and puppeteer Ant Morton, and music is composed by Tom Gray of the band Gomez.
Join Pat-a-cake Baby and her friends for a show brimming with cake mix and magic at New Greenham Arts in Newbury on Saturday, May 6 starting at 11am.
Tickets cost £10. To book, either visit the Corn Exchange website cornexchangenew.com or call the box office on 0845 5218 218.