& The Arno Puppets
Mabel Crowther was
known for presenting delightful family marionette shows
for Summer Season at the Lido Puppet Theatre in
Cliftonville, Kent, in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The Lido was an Entertainment Complex for holiday-makers
which had a Theatre presenting traditional seaside
holiday entertainment, while Mabel had full use of a
second auditorium, set aside exclusively for puppets.
The much-loved rabbit
marionette above, would often be found sitting in a deck
chair outside the Theatre, greeting younger visitors,
with Mabel close at hand to advise parents of show times
productions were staged - Variety, Plays, Circus and
Pantomime including Jack & The Beanstalk and Aladdin and
these were performed several times each day throughout