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Magic Book Puppet THEATRE


A little bit about us...

MAGIC BOOK THEATRE is a London based theatre company performing popular and funny two-person puppet shows in Primary schools, libraries, festivals, corporate events and children's parties.

We specialise in simple low-tech puppetry often using everyday objects that “come alive” and combine inventive storytelling with live music, participation and shadow puppetry.

For Primary schools we offer a choice of 40 minute shows. These can be followed by puppet making workshops tailored to your area of study. E.g.: Indian shadow puppets, circus, fairy tales or popular children's books etc. Please contact Michele with your requirements.

Founded in 1999 by children's writer Michele Petit-Jean ….. we specialise in creating highly visual spectacles with engaging stories for children as young as 3 years. Our workshops and shows have been performed in Spain and Switzerland as well as many hundreds on London schools.

The majority of our performances have been in London Primary schools and nurseries although we have have been booked for parties, weddings and corporate occasions. This year ventured as far as Switzerland, running a week-long puppetry project. 

Hey Diddle Diddle


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The Little Paper Girl


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The Lucky Gingerbread Man


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Samuel Pepys And TheFire Of London


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Our Fees


Our fees vary depending upon the client and the distance need to travel. A 40 minute performance for up to 120 school children is £280 within 10 miles of London SE8.

For a show and a puppet making workshops within 10 miles of SE8 we charge £350 for a half day or Or £500.00 for a whole day for up to six classes.

Puppet Making Workshops



These can either follow a performance or run as a day or half day events.

Ie: Following the Lucky Gingerbread Man show, Children make their own Gingerbread Man puppet (Age 5+)

Following The Little Paper Girl show, children learn to make and operate a newspaper puppet (Age 6+)or make a variety of simple paper puppets. (age 3+)

FOR AGE 6+ Workshops can be themed. Ie: Superheros, Fairy Tales, Circus, Indian shadow puppets, etc,

Please contact Michele Petit-Jean with your enquiry.

Magic Book Theatre

Tel: 07739 570403 or 020 8691 5552




NB: All Magic Book Theatre employees carry current DBS checks.