The Story of Mr. B

“Brave, tragic, compassionate and hilarious by turns, Shake Shake Theatre’s The Story of Mr B lifts its audience into its heart and holds them there. With great humour and a real sense of how the minds of youngsters work, it tells of life, love, forgiveness and regret.” Thom Dibdin, The List

***** 5 Star Review from The List

**** 4 Star Reviews from The Stage, One4Review, Broadway Baby & Herald Scotland

This surprise filled puppet show, set in a giant pop-up book, tells the story of Mr Bumblegrum. As we turn from one page to the next, this grumbling character goes on a colourful and moving journey through the seasons. Nature tries to cheer him up with tenderness and humour, trees play, the sun swirls, mushrooms laugh and snow falls. As spring arrives Mr Bumblegrum realises he wants friendship again. Can you help blow the stormy clouds away? Will you be his friend? Delighting audiences young and old. Performed with puppets, animated objects and shadow theatre.

Duration: 45 minutes

Suitable for ages 5+

Language: English, French or German

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Past performance dates:


25 November, BKA Theater, Berlin, Germany

23 March, Nottingham Puppet Festival, UK

18 & 19 March, Drehbühne Vorort, Berlin, Germany

18 & 19 February, Drehbühne Vorort, Berlin, Germany

21 & 29 January, Drehbühne Vorort, Berlin, Germany


21 – 25 May / Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghausen, Germany

22 – 25 February / Back To Ours Festival, Hull, UK

18 – 19 February / Little Angel Theatre, London, UK

27 January / Info-Café Berlin-Paris, Berlin, Germany


5 – 28 August / Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, UK

9 July / Freilichtbühne Weißensee, Berlin, Germany

21 May / Kiezfest Vollgut, Berlin, Germany

8 May / Yuma Bar, Berlin, Germany


12 – 13 September / Cabane de Louvie, Bagnes, Switzerland

5 September / Theâtre des Marionettes, Fribourg, Switzerland


26 December / Salle de la Maison Gard, Bagnes, Switzerland

19 December / Charrat Muse, Charrat, Switzerland

31 October / OFAJ-DFJW, Berlin, Germany



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