#SaveOurTheatres "The Harlequin Puppet Theatre"

by Chris Somerville in Rhos On Sea, Wales, United Kingdom

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On 27th October 2020 we successfully raised £4,370 with 128 supporters in 48 days

We hope to prevent the permanent closure of The Harlequin Puppet Theatre, the first permanent puppet theatre to be built in Britain (1958)

by Chris Somerville in Rhos On Sea, Wales, United Kingdom

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Adrian Harris 26th October 2020

Best wishes for the future in these very hard times. I hope you are able to open your doors as soon as it is safe to do so. Fingers crossed for you 🤞

Nick Baty (Jackson) 23rd October 2020

It's around 50 years since I first visited the Harlequin – although I had to miss Professor Codman's evening performance to be there! And that's when I fell in love with the Kruschen Sisters. Chris and Eric even gave me a back-stage tour. A wonderful experience. Praying you may continue. Thank you for all you do. Nick.

Tim McClellan 8th October 2020

The Harlequin Theatre is a wonderful and unique place which has brought fun and laughter to both young and old over many years. My distant relative, Eric Bramall, designed the theatre and was Chris’s partner in writing and presenting the shows. I hope my donation helps to keep shows in the Harlequin Theatre entertaining audiences for years to come.

Keith McKeowen 2nd October 2020

Eric Bramhall is a distant relation to me and although I've been to Wales on many occasions I've never actually visited the theatre. This is definitely on my to do list (when restrictions allow) as i want to introduce my son to this wonderful traditional style of entertainment. Good luck with the fundraising, and keep this little piece of our heritage going! :)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

3 of 40 claimed

10 Vistascreen 3D views from The Harlequin Theatre

Ten 3d views of the theatre, puppets and productions for the Vistascreen 3d Viewer. The Viewer is not included but can frequently be found on Ebay.co.uk

£5 or more

2 of 100 claimed

Unique Harlequin ticket

Admits one person to any scheduled show. (pre-booking required)(Saves up to £1.50). If you do not live locally, please specify if you would prefer to receive a thank you postcard instead.

£10 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Unique Harlequin Ticket

Admits one person to one scheduled performance plus a set of 5 Cut-Out-&-Colour Puppets (Saving up to £5). If you do not live locally, please specify if you would prefer to receive a thank you postcard instead.

£10 or more

1 of 9 claimed

Collectible Brochure

Card Cover, Brochure announcing Eric Bramall's "The New Puppetry"

£10 or more

2 of 6 claimed

Collectible Harlequin Puppet Theatre Programme

Harlequin Puppet Theatre Programme November 1959 "Solo Performance".

£20 or more

10 of 40 claimed

Unique Harlequin Family Ticket

Admits 4 people to any scheduled performance booked in advance (Saving up to £6). If you do not live locally, please specify if you would prefer to receive a thank you postcard instead.

£20 or more

8 of 12 claimed

Collectible Photo Booklet

ERIC BRAMALL'S MARIONETTES Meister Des Puppenspiels Photo booklet published by Deutsches Institut fur Pupppenspiel Text in English and German

£40 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Unique Large Family Ticket

Admits 8 people to any scheduled performance booked in advance (Saves up to £12). If you do not live locally, please specify if you would prefer to receive a thank you postcard instead.

£100 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Unique Annual Harlequin Ticket

Three Seats for each School holiday during the year (6 visits) (must be pre-booked) (Saving up to £17)

£140 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Unique Harlequin Private Show Ticket

A Private Show at The Harlequin Puppet Theatre during term time at a date and time of choice, for family and friends. (Up to 25 seats)(saving at least £10)

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Unique Annual Harlequin Large Family Ticket

Eight seats for each school holiday season (up to 6 visits)(Needs to be pre-booked)(saving up to £112)

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Collectible Poster/Programme

A3 2 fold Harlequin Puppet Theatre programme which unfolds to a Punch and Judy Poster for the children to colour.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Collectible Booklet

This Puppet Business by G.L.Someville Thin Booklet, card cover, Published in 1958 about The Eric Bramall Marionettes

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Silver Jubilee Programme

Silver Jubilee Programme of the Harlequin Puppet Theatre (1983)

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

VistaScreen 3D Viewer

VistaScreen 3D Viewer complete with 10 3D photographic views of the Harlequin Puppet Theatre and puppets. All the rage in the 1950s.

£40 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Collectible Programmes

Set of 4 quarto programmes from the Harlequin Puppet Theatre Season 1972, 1973, 1976 and 1980

£60 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Unique Annual Harlequin Ticket

Two seats for each school holidy season (up to 6 visits) in any year (needs to be booked in advance) (Saving up to £18)

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