A toy theatre where a paper puppet will be brought to life will be just one of the items on show as Gladstone explores Victorian playtime.
Audiences will be invited to watch puppet Jack experience the trials and tribulations of Victorian times in performances at 11.30am and 2pm. The play explores the themes of colour, light and music and dance using acting, paper card costumes, masks and theatre items.
Alongside the theatre visitors of all ages will have the chance to enjoy a range of other traditional Victorian toys and games.
Guests can play with toys such as ‘cups and balls’, skittles and Jacob’s ladders in the museum’s Doctor’s House.
From 11am until 3pm visitors can make their own moving stick puppet to take home with them for only 50p and stage their own theatrical productions.
Victorian Pastimes takes place on Saturday July 7, 2012. It is a chance to celebrate the toys which were popular in days gone by in the historic setting of the preserved pottery factory.
The shop at Gladstone also stocks traditional toys such as vintage style games, knitting dolls and an extensive range of marbles in various sizes.
The museum is open 10am until 5pm and this event will be held 11am until 4pm. Normal admission applies. For more information please see stokemuseums.org.uk or call 01782 237777.
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