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The Enormous Turnip

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Follow Mr and Mrs Chickweed and their giant vegetables
The most enormous turnip you are ever likely to see is coming to a stage in Lichfield. Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company is bringing its re-potted version of the famous children's story, The Enormous Turnip, to the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Sunday 9 September. Following their highly acclaimed performances of Goldilocks & The 3 Bears and The Emperor's New Clothes, the energetic Stuff ad Nonsense company return to Staffordshire with a brilliant adaptation featuring wonderful puppetry, live music and massive vegetables!

The Enormous Turnip
The Enormous Turnip is coming to Lichfield

Living in their tiny shed amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed's prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything! Before they retire, they can't resist planting one last seed to try for one more champion vegetable and one more trophy. But no-one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, bigger than the dog, bigger than you and me put together! It's gigantic and it's still growing! The audience will be invited to help save the day and to get the enormous turnip out of the ground before it takes over Lichfield and then the planet!

The Enormous Turnip
How to stop the large vegetable from growing and growing

Daniel Ingleby, Lichfield Garrick's Deputy Head of Marketing, said: "The show is a feast of fast action, brilliant puppets and is set in a delightful garden. The audience needs to be ready to help solve the problems the turnip starts to cause and everyone won't be able to stop smiling. The ending is a real surprise." Led by Artistic Director Niki McCretton, Stuff and Nonsense theatre company works with children, families, artists and theatres across the globe to make memorable and rewarding shows. Founded in 2000, Stuff and Nonsense has since been at the forefront of family theatre, leading the way in energetic, thought-provoking and playfully mischievous productions, full of fantastic puppetry and physical action.

Lichfield Garrick
The Lichfield Garrick theatre

The Enormous Turnip is playing at the Lichfield Garrick on Sunday 9 September with performances at 1.30pm and 4pm. The show is perfect for seedlings aged 3 to 10 and all the family. Tickets start from 14 and can be booked online at or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.
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Why? Classic children's story takes to the live stage
When: September 9
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Tickets from 14
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