THE Tallest Horse On Earth, a charming family puppet show by Cornish theatre company Silly Boys, is galloping into North Devon this weekend.
The show is set in the fictional world of Happytown, a patchwork world of string, papier mâché and toy tractors. It's the story of Tim, a little boy who happens to be the proud owner of the tallest horse on earth – or so he thinks!
When Tim embarks on an adventure, he has only one trusty companion in mind. Together the duo explore the countryside while meeting lost children and magical creatures along their way.
It turns into an epic crusade of the smallest proportions. Will Tim learn to love? What's the real deal with the giant horse? And, most importantly, will they make it home in time for tea ?
This autumn tour comes fresh off the back of sold-out performances at The Tobacco Factory in Bristol as part of the Bristol Festival of Puppetry.
The show, which trots into Kings Nympton and West Anstey this weekend, is said to be a wonderfully simple and perfectly pitched story for young children as well as adults.
"For all who enjoy children's theatre which is fun, inventive and engaging, this is a show not to miss," said Beaford Arts' Fiona Fraser-Smith.
Kings Nympton Parish Hall on Thursday, October 17, 6pm.
Tickets: £7 (adult), £5 (child), £22.50 (family) on 01769 572414. Refreshments and hotdogs available.
West Anstey Village Hall on Friday, October 18, 7pm. Tickets: £8 (adult), £6 (child), £26 (family) on 01398 341615. Refreshments at 8.15pm.