The flight of Babuscha Baboon

TOPICAL with the news that there could be ‘holiday’ space flights in a few years, the story of a baboon who wanted to fly to the moon in a hot-air balloon is the spring production on the Puppet Theatre Barge.

On the way, she meets an elephant who is threatened by ivory hunters! Will Babuscha save the elephant? And will she ever reach the moon?

This 60-minute production is a magical combination of marionettes, shadow puppets, haunting music, beautiful lighting and moving poetry, and is guaranteed to captivate adults and children alike, suitable for everyone down to three years old.

Performances will take place between Saturday March 25 and Sunday May 14 at 11am and 3pm on Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays with an extra performance at 11am on Sunday April 30.  These include a relaxed performance at 11am on Saturday April 1 and a  captioned performance on Monday April 3. There will also be daily shows  at 3pm from Monday to Friday April 3-7 and 10-14. On the bank holiday Monday (May 1) there will be two shows at 11am and 3pm.

Described as ‘one of London’s more elusive treasures’, the Puppet Theatre Barge is moored at Little Venice, Blomfield Road, London W9 2PF (Warwick Avenue tube station). It is an established 55-seat theatre with all modern facilities.

Tickets: Adults £12, children £8.50, concessions £10, no booking fee.

Contact the box office on 0207 249 6876 or online at



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