Scarlet Oak Theatre

The Zoo That Comes to You

Bringing the zoo to you!

Follow the efforts of two wildlife enthusiasts who provide respite, care or a temporary home to those in need. They now have a sanctuary full of animals, however, no one has come to visit their zoo. So everybody – animals and humans alike – have decided it is time to get out, see the world, and bring the zoo, to you.

This vibrant and playful puppetry show features an exciting mix of wild animals including a rhino, a parrot and an orangutan and is aimed at children of all ages!

Come and meet this eclectic group of charming yet cheeky animals, as they discuss their life experiences and the challenges they face. These chatty animals have a lot of stories to tell and want to inspire people of all ages to take action because they know small actions can make a big difference in the world.

Scarlet Oak Theatre is a Bristol-based theatre company that creates conversation-sparking theatre for young people and their grown-ups. They take inspiration from the natural world and draw on their years of working in a variety of educational settings and aim to excite, engage and ignite their audiences.


Event Artform: Children's / Family
Price: FREE
Date: Mon 15 May
Duration: 1hr

This event is a part of our "Takeover Festival" season

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“Come along to see the puppets – they are funny and will also tell you facts!”

Gracie – Takeover Festival Young Producer, Marshlands Primary School

Jasmine Orchard

Jasmine studied Drama, Theatre and Media at University of Glamorgan and Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre at Circomedia, then later Clowning at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier. Her love of puppetry has presented her with lots of opportunities to create theatre specifically for younger audiences and appeared in stage productions of The Gingerbread Man, Reindeer on the roof and The Homeless Panda.

Lucia d’Inverno

Before gaining a degree in Classical Studies at University of Bristol, Lucia trained at Year Out Drama (Stratford-upon-Avon) and Circomedia (Bristol) respectively. She has worked as a freelance theatre practitioner delivering workshops in physical comedy, theatre and circus skills as well as being a regular youth theatre teacher at Pauline Quirk Academy and Stagecoach.

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Mon 15 May 2023
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