Focus Company and Chaliwaté Company


This is a past event which has now ended.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 has been cancelled

It is with regret that we have taken the very difficult but ultimately inevitable decision to cancel the 2020 Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

With the rapidly escalating health-crisis and with the safety of our audiences, staff and artists at heart, we have taken the decision that it is impossible for us to deliver the Festival this May.

If you have booked a ticket for the Festival, you do not need to do anything. You are entitled to a refund and we will be in touch soon. Please bear with us during this difficult time. If you have the capacity to make a donation of part or all of your ticket value, we would be extremely grateful – it would help ensure we’re well-placed to support artists and be able to present future Festivals.

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North Pole, 4 am. Under a snowstorm powerful enough to wrestle with a sequoia, a used-up van finds its way across the icecap. Three reporters land on the ice as if stepping on the moon for the first time. A bear stares straight at them. The team gets ready…

Between dreamlike fiction and factual reality, we wish to paint a witty and tender portrait of humanity surprised by the uncontrollable forces of nature.

A 30 minute family theatre blast.

Ticket holders can take part in a themed workshop, below, before or after the show

Creativity Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 May, 4.15 & 6.45pm
Saturday 23 May, 9.15 & 11.45am

Join the Regeneration Puppet Nation to bring to life unwanted materials and rediscover the simple pleasure of making things with your hands.

Important information

Age guidance: 9+

Duration: 30 minutes

Backup trailer


Workshop £4

Book four tickets to both the show and the workshop for just £36

Select a performance


22 May

06:00 pm



23 May

11:00 am



23 May

06:00 pm


Celebrating 40 Years of Norwich Puppet Theatre

A production by the Focus Company and the Chaliwaté Company. Co-produced by the Namur Theatre (BE), the Tournai Cultural Centre (BE), the Sablier – Ifs (FR) and the Palace – Montataire Theatre (FR) .

With the help of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB), the French Community Commission (COCOF) and Wallonia- Brussels International (WBI).

With the support of the Escale du Nord – Anderlecht Cultural Centre, Latitude 50, the Espace Catastrophe, the Roseraie, the Jacques Franck Cultural Centre, the Vénerie, the Braine l’Alleud Cultural Centre, the Marni Theatre, the Escaut, the Wallonia-Brussels Theatre/Dance, AD LIB Production (artistic residencies at LIBITUM), the Look’In Out and the XS Festival.