In the clouds for kids tale

Children's show, Cloud Child, from DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre, which arrives at Preston's New Continental on Saturday for a matinee show
Children's show, Cloud Child, from DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre, which arrives at Preston's New Continental on Saturday for a matinee show
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Get your head in the clouds with this enchanting new show for children under six which comes to Preston’s New Continental tomorrow.

Cloud Child, from the groundbreaking DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre company, shows the bond between parent and child but also teaches children that love can sometimes mean 
letting go.

A lonely woman is hanging out her washing when she finds the Cloud Child which has tumbled down from its home in the sky.

She cares for the child and teaches it all the things a human child needs to know.

But although the Cloud Child is delighted to be cared for, the question of how to be happy when one is living so near to the ground looms large, overshadowing their happiness.

DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre specialise in creating work for young children with the aim of stimulating their imaginations and their play by engaging them both as participants and audience.

Led by the creative team of Adam Bennett and Rachel Riggs, DNA have brought their shows to The Continental several times before, scoring successes there with Thurtinkle’s Christmas Cracker, Chicken Licken, Ball Pond Bobby and The Frog Prince, which was performed before a capacity crowd.

This show, which was created in partnership with Manchester’s Lowry and puppetry theatre company, Horse + Bamboo, arrives for an afternoon matinee, starting at 1pm on Saturday May 4 in the South Meadow Lane pub’s Arts Space.

Tickets are £5 or £16 for a family ticket for four, available from the venue on 01772 499 425, from Preston Tourist Information on 01772 253 731 or online from www.seetickets.co.uk.