The first of Arts Alive's family shows for the autumn is Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre with Dinosaur Detectives: a fascinating journey exploring the early 19th century fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantell. Their finds changed the face of history when they discovered bones of creatures that became known as ‘Dinosaurs’. A performance with rod puppets, shadow play and large scale projections shows the fascination, fun and conflict that surrounds the search for these amazing prehistoric remains.

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre is a popular, well-established Scottish company. Their show is informative, entertaining and captivating, and will appeal to children aged 5+ and adults. There’s the bonus of a ‘fossil table’ to explore at the end of the show, which lasts for an hour.

Sian Kerry of Arts Alive is thrilled with this first offering in a really strong programme of top-quality shows for younger audiences, who often miss out – plus of course there’s plenty of great entertainment for all ages!

Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre presents Dinosaur Detectives SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle, at 11am on Thursday, October 5. To book, call 01588 630321/638038 or visit