Our Show

Stories on a String is a Brazil inspired theatre show for ages 6+ with puppetry and live music, brought to you by Dotted Line Theatre and Polyglot Arts.

We completed a UK-wide tour in 2018, and will be on the road again in 2019. Click here to see our trailer!

Stories on a String Artwork

On a quest for her grandma, savvy city girl Jacina must leave her Facebook-fueled life to venture deep into the Amazon jungle. There, she will discover her family’s roots as she encounters mythical beasts and cheeky spirits. But there’s no WiFi in the rain forest, so when her phone stops working, Jacina feels lost and scared! She must rely on her eyes, her ears and her heart, as the creatures of the jungle reveal to her a new path and a way back home.

Stories on a String is a colourful adventure inspired by Literatura de Cordel, a style of poetry from Brazil recited with music and then famously sold as an illustrated booklet on a string. Using wood, string, puppetry and live music, the show will explore questions facing families today, such as the impact of our lifestyles on the environment and Tradition vs. Modernity. Just like Jacina, audiences will discover that not every answer can be found in the technology in the palm of our hand!

Here is what our audience had to say:

“This show is outstanding. This is true puppetry how it should be”
“Wonderful, inspiring story with fabulous live music and puppetry. Lots of positive energy from the cast, a real feel-good experience!”
“Very thoughtful, thought-provoking show with wonderful music. Both my children were enthralled.”
“Stories on a String was great because of the farting green puppet. The music was beautiful too.” (Poppy, 6)

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