The Sea Show presented by Squashbox Theatre

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Performer Craig Johnson and his seagull puppet.

The Sea Showis a quirky and hilarious mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret.

Meet crazy characters like Morwenna the ‘beautiful’ mermaid, Ruan the reformed seagull and salty seadog Captain Pemburthy, as well as a cast of mischievous sea-squirts, anemones, limpets, crabs and pilchards.

Come and celebrate the sea with tall tales, silly slapstick, fantastic facts, live music and songs - unmissable fun for children and adults of all ages!

The Sea Show is the creation of Craig Johnson, an actor, musician and puppeteer, and long-standing member of Cornwall’s renowned Kneehigh Theatre.

Craig has performed this show at the Minack theatre in Cornwall. We're delighted that he is bringing his celebration of the sea the Maltings this summer.

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“Craig Johnson is totally at ease with his audience, adult and child alike, and combines an innate understanding and joy in storytelling with fantastic comic and musical skill.”

Mike Shepherd, Founder and Artistic Director, Kneehigh Theatre

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"Craig's success lies in the fact that he talks to, rather than at, his young audience, and he does it all with a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious…. An engaging entertainer to be treasured.”

Frank Ruhrmund, ‘The Cornishman’

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“Johnson's natural rapport and good humoured fun with the young people make this an absolute celebration of all that is good about theatre for children.”

Petra Schofield,

We're delighted to welcome back Craig Johnson and Squashbox Theatre. Our younger audiences loved their haunting Halloween show, Shivers and Shakes. Find out more about the company here.