In a small Italian village, Pero, a bashful baker, is too nervous to declare his love for the girl next-door, Colombina. But one day a suave painter, Palentino, breezes into town and sweeps her off her feet. Will Colombina fall for his easy charms or will she realise that love has been on her doorstep all along?
UK premiere of Pero by the acclaimed Dutch puppet company Speeltheater Holland.
Based on the children's book Pierrot ou Les Secrets de la Nuit by French philosopher and author Michel Tournier, the play weaves its plot out of commedia dell'arte stock characters - the sad clown Pierrot, headstrong vixen Colombina and the merry, reckless Harlequin.
For ages 6+