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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Peg in the Gallery

  • Devonshire Collective (DC1) 137- 139 Seaside Road Eastbourne, England, BN21 3PG United Kingdom (map)

Little Bob has forgotten the picture for the gallery and the show must open today... Can you help Cathy Crayon and Fiona Fish Finger save the day, in time for Inspector Peg's visit?

An interactive show with drawing, songs, puppets and stories, best suited for anyone over the age of 5.

Jo Neary (seen as Miss Jones the Librarian in CBBC's So Awkward Series 1 & 2) presents a comedy show with puppets for all ages.

There are two show on the same day; at 12pm and again at 2pm. Both shows are 50 minutes long.

Residents of Devonshire West can book places for free. Call Devonshire Collective on 07845 731281 to book. Or call by for a free paper ticket. Just bring along proof of residence on the day.

'Hilarious off-kilter talent' Telegraph

'Superbly funny' Guardian

Tickets are £4 or FREE to Devonshire West residents.

Later Event: August 25
The Crab Prince