Family Fun

Hampshire Octoberfest is not just about the beer, and 2017 will feature a dedicated marquee which will host a range of fun family activities!

Family Sunday

We are working in partnership with Proteus, who will be presenting a day of family entertainment including performances, crafts, puppetry, storytelling and walkabout performers. Highlights will include two shows that have been co-produced by Proteus:

The Party

A man excitedly waits for the guests to arrive at his party. The cake is made, the presents have arrived, and the music is playing – all he needs are his friends to make this the best birthday ever. Enter some unexpected guests: a French cyclist, a man dressed as a giant chicken and a mysterious stranger who has apparently never had a birthday. What ensues is an endlessly entertaining topsy-turvy show that humorously explores difficult topics such as sharing, social exclusion, and not always getting what you want. A fantastically engaging show for young people to enjoy with the whole family… and there’s even pass the parcel.

The Party is a Nearly There Yet and Proteus co-production

Nearly There YetProteus

How to be a Hero

Flying Horse Puppet“Have no fear, fair maidens! With courage in your heart, truth in your soul and luck on your side, you can do anything. I’m here to save you and not even a Razor-Backed Snapper can stop me!” What does sock soup taste like, does it itch when a Fairy bites and just how fast can a winged horse fly? Famous hero Tom Thunder must find a magic feather to wake the princess from a thousand year sleep. But can he make it past the creatures of the wild land and is he quite as heroic as he says? Find out the answer to this and many other questions in How to be a Hero, a magical puppet show for children. There’s plenty of adventure for everyone and you might even get to see a Monster or two! How to be a Hero combines a unique blend of puppetry, storytelling and song to bring this magical kingdom to life.

How to be a Hero is by Scratch Built Productions in association with Proteus.

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