The Enormous Turnip


One Moment In Time’s own version of the classic folk tale, with a magical twist!

A young girl called Rosie dreams of carving a special turnip lantern for the Festival of Light. Little does she know how absolutely ENORMOUS her turnip will grow! To plant and harvest the turnip, Rosie will need plenty of help from the audience, her animal friends and one small but very important gnome…

"The show was completely magical and the puppetry exquisite. The children were hooked from the outset – it was really great to see them interacting with the action on stage.” - Samantha Lane, artistic director, Little Angel Theatre, London

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More about The Enormous Turnip…

This delightful show for young audiences features puppetry, storytelling, song and a beautifully handcrafted set made entirely from felted wool.

After the success of their previous show A Necklace of Raindrops, storyteller-puppeteer Bronia Evers and multi-instrumentalist Antonin Voyant are collaborating once again to create a unique and magical version of this much loved classic folktale.

All the music has been composed especially for the show and is performed live, using flute, harp, melodica, voice and percussion. As always, there are plenty of opportunities for the audience to join in with songs, actions and rhythm throughout the show.

The show created so much inspiration for writing in our Reception classes. Thank you for a wonderful storytelling experience.” - Ms Benson, Head of Early Years, Hurst Drive Primary School, Hertfordshire

A lovely and engrossing event that thrilled adults and children alike. Utterly brilliant!” - Parent, audience member, Little Angel Theatre

I just loved it.” - Anselme, age 4

Key themes in The Enormous Turnip:

  • Traditional tales
  • The cycle of the seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • How do plants grow?
  • Farmyard animals and their environment
  • Cooperation and working together
  • Celebrations; Festivals of Light

Info for venues:

Performance duration: 40 mins plus an optional 10 mins ‘meet the puppets’ after the show.

Set up time (schools): 75 mins
Pack down time (schools): 45 mins

Get in times and tech spec for theatres: please contact us for a full tech spec.
Minimum space requirements: 2.5 x 2.5 metres playing space, plus room for audience to sit on the floor in front of this area. Can be performed in most classroom /hall spaces, also works well in studio theatres, museum spaces, libraries and living rooms.