Puppets are back

Buxton Puppet Festival.
Buxton Puppet Festival.

Buxton Puppet Festival will be gliding into town for its ninth year from July 25-30.

The co-produced Puppet Festival by Buxton Opera House and Buxton-based puppetry company Funny Wonders includes an array of colourful and creative performances and workshops taking place across the town.

Performances include a return visit from Presto Puppets with their version of the Arabian Nights tale: Aladdin And His Wonderful Lamp on Thursday, July 28, at 2pm.

Expect a fast-moving fantasy pantomime using a host of half life-sized, exquisitely costumed rod puppet creations. The show will be performed to a backdrop of beautiful Chinese silk pictures and uplifting ragtime music.

To purchase tickets or make bookings, call the box office on 0845 127 2190.