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Burglar Bill

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Burglar Bill

By Janet & Allan Ahlberg

We are honoured to be performing, through glove and shadow puppets, this well known and much loved childrens' storybook.

In making and performing Burglar Bill we have closely followed the highly original storyline and beautifully drawn illustrations.

Audience participation in the show is encouraged by the puppets, and our gentle pace and attention to detail enthrals everyone in this moral tale. Many children and adults come dressed in their stripy clothes and burglar masks to our performances.

Our Burglar Bill puppet show lasts approximately 35 minutes.

See Options for details of how this puppet show can be used in your particular context. The book of Burglar Bill is available to buy on our Children’s Books page.

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"Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The children are buzzing."
Sue Molloy, Inverteign Primary School, Devon

"Absolutely wonderful! The best puppet show I’ve ever seen. The children were completely entranced. I’m sure the children will remember it for ever more - I certainly will!"
Miss Karen Rollason, Goosewell Primary School, Plymstock, Devon

"A brilliant show - all thoroughly enjoyed it!"
A. Morris, Carclaze Infant School, St Austell, Cornwall

"I loved the performance at Barnfield Theatre it was brilliant! I read the story to our children 17 years ago and this brought back great memories."
Julia Nimmo, Exeter, Devon