Thumbelina - Schools

For ages 2+ and their families

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Thumbelina puppet 

There was once a little girl so small she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly ...

Hans Christian Andersen's tale of a girl no bigger than a thumb and her encounters with a frog, mouse, mole and swallow, is played gently amongst gardening tools, leading her to ultimate happiness in the kingdom of flowers. 

Using traditional glove, rod and shadow puppets, this is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre.


Created with Karen Torley, Linda Cotterhill, Rene Baker

Directed by Luis Z Boy

"Thumbelina is a gem."  - The Times

"This is a magical production full of delight and excitement"  - Animations Online


To book Thumbelina for your school, send a completed booking form to the touring team at Or for more information call 01603 615 564. Please be aware that the touring team do not work in the office full time, so email is usually the best point of contact.

When completing your booking form, make sure you download the form first, then fill it out and re-save as a PDF before sending. Schools Shows Booking Form


Resources & Information for Schools

Frog and Thumbelina Images

School Tour Info Pack

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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