PUP­PET SHOWS

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Think pup­pet shows are just for kids? Sure, a cou­ple of the rec­om­mended pro­duc­tions at Fringe

Kids!, at the Palmer­ston Li­brary Theatre, rely on ma­nip­u­lated char­ac­ters: Some­thing From Noth­ing, based on Phoebe Gil

man’s tale of a boy who loves his in­creas­ingly di­min­ish­ing baby blan­ket (from July 7), and The Tem­pest… A Pup­pet Epic!, which brings back the char­ac­ters from last year’s charm­ing Romeo And Juliet to tell the Bard’s fi­nal tale of magic, love and for­give­ness (from July 6).

But leave the young­sters home for The En­chanted Crack­house (from July 5 as one of the Alleyplays), a mu­si­cal in which a girl searches for her lost sis­ter in the woods and meets a dirty rat and var­i­ous wood­land crea­tures in­dulging in drugs and sex. Ex­pect minia­ture sy­ringes and

Shakey-Shake (left), Tom McGee, Zip and Me­gan Miles wait for The Tem­pest.

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