Goldilocks story brought to life through puppets

Who's Been Sitting in My Chair?, a children's puppet show from Freehand Theatre
Who's Been Sitting in My Chair?, a children's puppet show from Freehand Theatre
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A story that’s not too big, and not too small, but just right. With porridge and bears and one, two, three chairs.

Mind you, telling this story is not so easy when it’s winter time and the bears won’t wake up.

But spring in the air puts a spring in the step of one little girl with golden hair.

A family show calling in at the new CAST theatre in Doncaster on Sunday is Who’s Been Sitting in my Chair? It is based on the traditional favourite story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and is brought to life by Freehand Theatre in a new and original way which has held its young audience spellbound.

Freehand Theatre, based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, is one of the country’s leading puppet theatre companies.

Freehand’s artistic directors Simon Hatfield and Lizzie Allen have spent many months creating the puppets, visual effects and setting for the show.

They have been working alongside talented composer Dominic Sales, who has created an original score for the show.

Lizzie Allen, who is also the writer in the company, said: “Our young audiences are loving this theatrical experience which is full of surprises and enjoyable moments involving lots of porridge and bear hunts!”

Who’s Been Sitting In My Chair? visits CAST on Sunday at noon and 3pm.

The show is suitable for children aged three to seven,

Tickets are £5 for children and £8 for adults.

To book, you can call the box office on 01302 303959 or go to