Sweet trail around Norwich celebrates Hansel and Gretel show

Norwich Puppet Theatre and the Cathedral Quarter have organised a Sweet Trail through the city to ti

Norwich Puppet Theatre and the Cathedral Quarter have organised a Sweet Trail through the city to tie in with the Hansel and Gretel show at the theatre this Christmas. Elizabeth and Emily Patterson are pictured doing the trail. Photo: supplied by Norwich Puppet Theatre. - Credit: supplied by Norwich Puppet Theatre

From jelly beans and humbugs to lollipops and candy canes, an array of giant sweets have been hidden around the city to celebrate the show Hansel and Gretel coming to Norwich Puppet Theatre.

Norwich Puppet Theatre and the Cathedral Quarter have organised a Sweet Trail through the city to ti

Norwich Puppet Theatre and the Cathedral Quarter have organised a Sweet Trail through the city to tie in with the Hansel and Gretel show at the theatre this Christmas. Elizabeth Patterson is pictured doing the trail. Photo: supplied by Norwich Puppet Theatre. - Credit: supplied by Norwich Puppet Theatre

The city venue and the Cathedral Quarter have joined forces to create a special sweet trail for children to follow.

There are 21 giant sweets for children to find. Each sweet has a letter and together the 21 letters makes up a secret message.

Among the people who helped to make the giant sweets and who have been enjoying the trail are Elizabeth and Emily Patterson, aged nine and three.

Elizabeth said: 'My favourite is the jelly beans because they look so amazing tipping out of the jar and there's so many different ones.'


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Those who finish the trail and post their completed trail maps into the gingerbread houses at Norwich Puppet Theatre or The Forum will be in with the chance of winning some puppet prizes and edible goodies donated by Gnaw and Sweetastic Norwich.

Maps for the sweet trail are available at Norwich Puppet Theatre and The Forum. They can also be downloaded at www.puppettheatre.co.uk/whats-on/puppetry/cathedral-quarter-sweet-trail

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Hansel and Gretel, presented by Horse and Bamboo Theatre, is at Norwich Puppet Theatre until December 31. Tickets £9 per person or £30 for a family ticket for four people. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.puppettheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 01603 629921.

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