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In the dark dark street there was a dark dark house…


Two scientists are working in their lab. Bored and in need of some inspiration, they’ve lost all their ideas and just can’t seem to make their experiments work. Can Big Skeleton, Little Skeleton and Dog Skeleton help the scientists get their imaginations going again?


Step inside the dark, dark world of Funnybones and discover the joy of play and imagination in this brand new, visual and non-verbal storytelling adventure based on the beloved story by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. With puppetry, object manipulation, projection and movement this heartwarming new show is suitable for ages 4-7 and their families.


This production is specifically designed to be accessible to young children, children with english as an additional language and D/deaf audiences.


Adapted from the classic children's book by Janet & Allan Ahlberg.


Created as part of Developed With..The Lowry, in association with Leeds Playhouse and Z Arts, Manchester. Supported by Arts Council England. Created by Jessica Thanki and devised by the company with additional support from Olivia Jacobs, Sally Cookson and Tony Gayle. By arrangement with Penguin Books Ltd, a Penguin Random House UK company.

Key Info


Now booking from Autumn 2024

Available for

Single nights


300+ (can play community and rural spaces as well as midscale venues)

Running Time

Approx 50 minutes (no interval)


Company Size



Age guidance




A guarantee against net box office, with no contras and no get out charges

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