‘To find a pearl, you must jump into the sea…’

In Garlic's production, the dreamlike quality of the tale is interwoven with the manipulation of everyday objects to create a rich and strange celebration of the senses. Violin, talking drum and shadows take us on a journey, where puppets appear out of nowhere, and nothing is what it seems.

Old man Sindbad unfolds the story of his miraculous voyages… how he was tossed on the winds of fortune to ride on the back of a whale, fly with the giant rokh bird, whose wings blot out the sun, and slip away from the slobbering ogre.

Sindbad has toured to the International puppet festivals of Charleville, France and Silkeborg, Denmark. A new production based on our production was staged in Poland at the Han Christian Andersen Theatre in Lublin

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Show Details

For ages over 5

Running Time: 50 minutes

Performers Iklooshar Malara and Mark Pitman

Direction Sean Myatt

Puppetry Direction Joy Haynes.

Story Consultancy Linda Coteril

Devised by the company

" This carefully constructed production, demonstrating Garlic Theatre's flair for comedy as well as puppetry skills, is a fascinating new dramatisation of an ancient story. It's rather beautiful too.' "

Ronnie Hayden 'Time out' London

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