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Long before the fairy Godmother arrived on the scene Cinderella’s wishes were granted by a magic tree, the Wishing Tree. The fairy Godmother is the spirit of The Wishing Tree and her generosity knows no bounds unless you get greedy.

This production presents two stories told using a broad range of puppetry from storytelling to life size puppets, animated objects and shadow puppetry. These stories investigate the way in which our inner vision creates the world around us. The Old women who lived in a vinegar bottle is the first story in this production. It involves a very obliging fairy and a rather sour old woman and takes the audience on a journey of locations. As in Cinderella, wishes can come true but if you forget to say thank you, you might end up back where you started.

Azal the artist weaves together the two narratives as he attempts to draw what he sees on the shadow screen. His artistic skills transform the everyday objects into characters that come to life and tell their own story. The brush becomes Cinderella, the spoons, the ugly sisters.

One day the post man arrives with a letter from the prince. Her stepsisters are invited to the ball but Cinderella is not allowed to go. However as you may already know she has a fairy godmother who is always very close at hand and can help. This story is told by the fairy godmother herself. And incorporates real magic, storytelling and puppetry. With extra help from the audience Cinderella ‘s dreams can be realised.






- This production is suitable for the 4 – 8 age group.
- Audiences of max 100.
- Duration of show aprox  one hour.
- For festival, theatre events and schools.
- Indoors only.
- Blackout required.
- Lots of room for audience participation.


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Dog and String Theatre
Coolorta, Boston, Co. Clare, Ireland
+353 (0) 87 6324972 (mobile)