30,000 see Marionette Shows in Swansea Parks
A RECORD crowd of over 30,000
people, mainly children, have seen and enjoyed with
wonderment, the novel and entertaining shows presented
by John Dudley with his Dudley Marionette Company during
the past five weeks in Swansea Parks and Gardens.
The hour-long show is presented
from an unusual caravan theatre. Not only can this
bright and colourful show be presented within ten
minutes of arriving on site, but conversion to a living
van, with hardly a trace of a marionette theatre, is
effected within a matter of minutes.
The programme comprises a
veritable fantasy on strings with Knights on horseback,
a Dutch Scene, singers and dancers, an amusing haunted
graveyard scene with dissecting skeletons, the play of
"Red Riding Hood" for the younger children and a full
Puppet Circus with clowns, seals, acrobats, horses, dogs
and a traditional "Grand Turk" who breaks into six
A first class attraction.
- The Swansea Voice