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Banyan Theatre’s beautifully crafted and imaginative shows have become firm favourites at the festival, delighting young and old alike.
Suitable ages 3 to 11
Running time 50 minutes
Based on a traditional tale by W.B Yates.

Jack is a fisherman, told stories by his grandfather of the Merman, he goes on a quest to find one…

Take a magical journey with jack as he travels beneath the sea and discovers many wondrous things, and unlocks a secret never before been told.

A visual delight told through the use of puppetry storytelling and music.

Banyan is an established touring theatre company and was formed in 1993 by partners Joy Haynes and Karen Torley.

They specialise in producing quality theatre for young audiences, using a dynamic blend of storytelling, puppetry and original music. Drawing from the richness of fairy tales and folklore, the company has developed a unique style, exploring the use of everyday objects and easily accessible materials to encourage the imagination and creativity of the very young.

“…nothing short of wonderful. I am always amazed at the imagnative use house hold objects can be put to in a Banyan performance. The addition of live music was inspired!” Ards Puppet Festival

“Banyan Theatre is one of a handful of British Companies I could cite as producing imaginative work of high quality!” Programmer- Polka Theatre, London

“Torley and Haynes weave an invisible fabric of magic around themselves and their characters” Time Out Magazine

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