Apple Pip on Tour again! Joy Haynes (director) and Meg (performer) have been working on a new version of Nutmeg’s much loved show Apple Pip. The first performance is on Saturday 20th October at the Cider & Song Festival at the Museum of East Anglian Life.
First produced in 2003 with Suzanne Arnold performing, Meg designing and scriptwriting, and Iklooshar Malara directing, Apple Pip toured extensively before Steve Peck took over from Suzanne from 2007 – 2010, clocking up 210 performances between them.
The reworked version is essentially the same story. It’s suitable for 3 -6 year olds or a family audience.
From spring blossom and summer fruiting to autumn harvest and leaf fall, Pip sings as she swings from the branch of an old apple tree. Once it produced the tastiest apples in the orchard, but now it’s neglected and all kinds of animal try to steal the last remaining fruit. Mrs Crabb, the owner, plans to chop it down, but Pip loves the tree and wants to save it.
Plus, there will be a retrospective exhibition at CRAFTCO, Southwold showcasing 40 years of puppet-making from Saturday 3rd to Wednesday 28th November, with a private view on Saturday 17th November from 2pm to 4pm.
For future information on Nutmeg Puppet Company, take a look at their website.