Shows & Workshops

Joanna Neary presents

The Crab Prince

 A new, interactive show for children, recommended age 4 to 8.

Performed by Joanna Neary / Written by Joanna Neary and Joseph Nixon

Directed by Emma Edwards / Puppets by Katherine Morton / Songs by Heather Minor


About the show


The Crab Prince is a seaside version of the Grimm Brothers traditional fairy tale ‘The Frog Prince’. Scuttle The Crab longs  to be human. Can little Lucy help to make his dream come true? Should Scuttle The Crab be careful what he wishes for? Meanwhile, Marina The Marine Explorer needs some help to make life in the rock-pools good again for everyone. An original and beautifully crafted comedy show about friendship, home and the environment, with the chance for the audience to help save the day. Art materials provided.

Duration: 45-50 minutes


Audience feedback, Brighton Festival 2019

'Jo's sense of humour is infectious and she's got the knack of being able to make the show fun for young and old'

‘What a brilliant show. Loved the little craft interlude too and the kids still have their crabs!’

 ‘Hilarious. Haven't laughed this much in ages. Oh and the kids really enjoyed it’


Available for touring Autumn 2019 – Summer 2020

Suitable for studio theatres, theatre-cafes, festival tents, community and village halls.

Audience capacity up to 100 (adults and children)

Please contact the company for further details and to make bookings.

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Lewes Labour Children's Christmas Free Party

  • St Mary's Social Centre Christie Road Lewes, BN7 1PL United Kingdom (map)
Our kids loved getting involved and it was entertaining for the whole audience. Highly recommended

A FREE Children's Christmas Party with puppets, young adult reading, arts and craft workshop, party food, and you-know-who.

Featuring the Peg in the Gallery puppet show. Little Bob has a new job in a seaside art gallery but he’s forgotten the artwork and the show must open today. Can you help Bob fill the gallery with wonderful new work in time to impress Peg who is inspecting the gallery? Starring Camilla Crayon and Fiona Fish-finger.

Author Siobhan Curham reads and discusses her new young adult's book Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow set in Lewes and featuring hope, friendship and football, not forgetting Dad’s 1980s record collection

Plus! Wonky Toys do-it-yourself Christmas, party food, and a flying visit from Lapland CLP

Please bring non-perishable food for our Lewes Food Banks' Christmas collection.

Optional donation to help fund free children's activities organised by Lewes branch of the Labour Party

Suitable for families and children aged 5+

Earlier Event: September 1
The Crab Prince
Later Event: February 17
Leicester Comedy Festival