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Puppet Planet

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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
Published April 7th 2015
Welcome to the world of puppets

Now, how about this for a place...

Admit it, just one look at the shop front and you're dying to go inside. Well, let's step through the door of the place known as Puppet Planet.

It really is a wonderland of everything connected with puppetry - going from one hundred-plus-year-old puppets to modern styles, Punch and Judy to finger puppets - if you have even the smallest curiosity about all things puppet, there's something here for you.

Don't feel like buying one yourself, but are interested nonetheless? No problem, as there are plenty of ways you can get involved without actually having to buy something. There are events for both children and adults, and workshops to make and operate your own puppet.

One thing that all people, no matter their age, have in common is their love for Punch and Judy. The quintessential British puppet, whose cast of characters have entertained children at seasides for generations, is also very much alive and well here too.

Also, if you are fan of the kitsch, there are plenty of things here for you too - wouldn't you love your own spoon puppet?

So whether you want to watch, learn or even buy, this is a magical place, located not too far from the centre of Clapham. You will not just lose yourself in the assortment of puppets and characters hanging from the walls and roof, but you may just lose a few years, as you become a child again within the magical surroundings.

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Why? Puppets - lots of them...
When: Best to ring ahead as there could be shows/ workshops happening
Phone: 020 7627 0111
Where: 787 Wandsworth Road, Clapham, London. SW8 3JQ
Cost: Varies
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