Norwich Puppet Theatre presents a festive tale of love and bravery

The Steadfast Tin Soldier is Norwich Puppet Theatre's 2017 Christmas production. Pictured is puppete

The Steadfast Tin Soldier is Norwich Puppet Theatre's 2017 Christmas production. Pictured is puppeteer Paul Preston Mills. Photo: Neil Perry - Credit: Neil Perry

A magical tale of love and bravery is set to entertain audiences at Norwich Puppet Theatre this Christmas.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier is Norwich Puppet Theatre's 2017 Christmas production.
Photo: supplied by

The Steadfast Tin Soldier is Norwich Puppet Theatre's 2017 Christmas production. Photo: supplied by Norwich Puppet Theatre - Credit: supplied by Norwich Puppet Theatre

The Steadfast Tin Soldier is the venue's festive production and it tells the story of a remarkable toy tin soldier who falls in love with a beautiful paper dancer.

The whole show, which is based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, is performed by puppeteer Paul Preston Mills.

'It's a story about love and how love can conquer all and pull you through difficult situations, and how you should always follow your heart,' he said.

The production - which is by Banyan Theatre Company - runs from December 21 to 30.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier is Norwich Puppet Theatre's 2017 Christmas production.
Photo: Emma Knight

The Steadfast Tin Soldier is Norwich Puppet Theatre's 2017 Christmas production. Photo: Emma Knights - Credit: Emma Knights


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Throughout the festive season people can also follow a Christmas Paper Trail inspired by The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The trail around the Cathedral Quarter features artwork by local schoolchildren.

To book tickets for the show and for more about the trail, visit www.puppettheatre.co.uk

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