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The Missing Light, a puppetry show for ages 7+ at The Old Vic

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AS PART of its programme for families, The Old Vic is presenting The Missing Light. An enchanting puppetry show for ages 7+, it runs for 12 performances only – from March 23 to April 4, 2017.

Created by Mark Arends for Make Mend and Do, The Missing Light is about hopes, dreams and true friendship.

You’re never too old for hopes and dreams…there’s always time for plans and schemes.

When Warple moves into a small fishing village by the seaside, he discovers his neighbour, Hilda, looking out towards the horizon each night, searching for a glimpse of her long-lost husband. When loneliness, curiosity and a far-off flickering light brings them together, the two elderly friends embark on a surprising journey to reconcile their pasts and find what might lie within their futures.

Using music, puppetry and film, the company work together to create enchanting animation live on stage.

The Missing Light is a daytime production and will play on the main stage.

Puppetry designer is Claire Harvey, lighting designer is Declan Randal and puppeteers/devisors are Samantha Arends, Sam Clark and David Emmings. Original music is written and performed by Mark Arends.

Tickets: Children: £6; Adults: £12. To book, call 0844 871 7628 or visit www.oldvictheatre.com/.

Times: 11.15am and 1.30pm.

Running Time: Approximately 40 minutes.