Shackleton: Tall Tree Theatre

Sunday 15th October, 3.30 pm. 
A family show for ages 4+. Live music, playful performance and puppetry combine to tell a tale of one man and his dog who rediscover the thrills of adventure.

Mr Middle has created a life of routine for himself and his loyal dog. Together they enjoy their evenings in and simple walks, but Shackleton longs for more adventure. Not one for surprises, Mr Middle keeps his world as small as possible but one day the garden gate is accidentally left ajar, which offers Shackleton the chance to look beyond what he has always known. As he follows his senses and goes exploring, his trepidacious owner is forced on an exciting journey of his own where he must rediscover his adventurous past and break his routine to find his beloved dog.

“Amazing show, such a lovely gentle tale. Shackleton came alive for us and we went on an emotional adventure. Very clever, brilliantly performed. Children and adults alike were transfixed…” Audience member

“What an enchanting afternoon spent with Shackleton and Tall Tree Theatre. A perfect show for young children!!” Audience member

“He was a dog, but not a real dog, a pretend one. But he was just like a real one. He went on an adventure when the gate was left open. And I loved him.” Audience member

Shackleton is aimed at children aged 4+ and their families. The show combines live music and puppetry and, through exciting language and an original musical score, Shackleton explores what possibilities await us if we step out of our comfort zone and try something new.

There will be a puppet making workshop before the show, at 2 pm (45 minutes, max 20 children). Refreshments will be available between the workshop and show, provided by Langley Fitzurse PTA.

Special ticket prices for this family show: £7 full, £6 concessions (senior citizens, students & benefit claimants), £3.50 children (under 16), £17.50 family (2 adults & 2 children).  Workshop & show combined ticket price: £5.

Available from:, 01249 750362 or Langley Fitzurse School Office (9 – 12 weekdays, during term-time). Payment can be made by bank transfer (send details to or by cash or cheque.

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Supported by Wiltshire Council and Arts Council England