Half A String presents

The Puppet Van: The Lost Colour

Saturday 18th May


Join Malcolm Brushell, professional painter and amateur alchemist, on his quest to find the pinky-est pink paint on the planet!

Through cracking rocks, mashing every conceivable vegetable, and even bottling and fermenting his own cow’s wee, he has created every colour imaginable … except for that rascally illusive pink, but he won’t give up! A colourful explosion of puppetry, music and comedy, join the race to create the most pigmented pink paint ever patented.

The Lost Colour is the first show designed for The Puppet Van by award-winning Half a String. This vibrant joyful explosion of colour is a whirlwind of clowning, puppets, and paint … all 2m in the air! The show follows an underdog pigment maker as he battles against the giant corporations of the paint world!

The performance will be followed by an optional puppet-making workshop. Please select the relevant ticket if you would like to join the workshop. Places are limited, early booking is advised.

Make a puppet in this fun hands-on workshop. Cut, stick and paint your way to creating a simple puppet that is yours to imagine into anything you want it to be. Bring your creativity along and let loose!

Length: 25 minutes (show only) / 65 minutes (show + workshop)
Interval: Short gap between show and workshop
Age: 4+


Adult £8-12

Child £6-10

Family of 4 £22-36



Sat 18th May10.30am11am