Not too much monkey business

THE Birdman and Monkey Business are the Puppet Theatre Barge’s offerings for the spring season.
Showing from Saturday March 24, The Birdman is a poetic story about an old man who rescues a small bird that has fallen out of the nest. It is staged with beautiful lighting and specially composed music.
Monkey Business shows a set of exciting and hilarious tricks and turns performed by monkey marionettes to music, with all the skill of the circus. Both shows are suitable for everyone down to three years old.
Running until Sunday May 13, there will be 11am and 3pm performances on Saturdays and 3pm performances on Sundays with a relaxed performance at 11am on March 31 and a captioned performance at 3pm on April 7.
During the Easter school holidays from Monday to Friday April 2-6 and 9-13, there will be shows at 3pm daily.
And over the May Bank Holiday weekend (May 5-7), coinciding with the Canalway Cavalcade, there will be three shows of Monkey Business each day at 11am, 2pm and 4pm.
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