The Tinderbox

For children aged 4 and above and their families


A roguish soldier acquires a magic tinderbox which gives him the power to summon three extraordinary dogs to do his bidding. 

Watch the soldier’s remarkable roller coaster adventure from rags to riches and back again! Will he survive and win the love of the beautiful princess?

Norwich Puppet Theatre breathes new life into Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of magic, bravery and love with puppetry, animation and music.


Directed and designed by Joy Haynes

Animation by Alison Harvey and Suzie Hanna

Music composed by Phil Archer

Performed by Gemma Khawaja and Paul Preston-Mills


"An enchanting tale that’s full of magic moments" Eastern Daily Press


Show Images

Gallery of show images

Puppet Making Gallery

Puppet making gallery

Video Promo

Video promo

You can book tickets online for this event via the UEA ticket office*, or by phone through our box office.

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*Please note that an additional booking fee will be added to the ticket price