Traditional Puppet Booth
Uncle Brian's Traditional Puppet Booth

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Uncle Brian
Burwell House
North Yorkshire
YO11 3UH

Phone:- 01723 891441
Mobile:- (07801) 969464
VAT No. 721563060

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David Reid-Frow, aka "Uncle Brian", has long recognised the important link between children's education and entertainment.

The Environmental Show takes education entertainment one step further.

It was developed to help introduce environmental education and awareness concepts to children and young teens through puppets and magic - and is ideal for primary schools, secondary schools, special educational needs units & hospitals.

Technical Requirements for Environmental Shows Technical Information

The floor space required for the indoor puppet theatre is 3ft x 3ft. The puppet booth is 7ft high. If the puppet show is to be performed outside I would recommend allowing for a larger footprint of 3m x 3m for Environmental show to be performed from under a temporary gazebo like mini marquee which is a great way to extend your outdoor entertaining during the unpredictable and often inclement British weather. Although the gazebo wouldn't offer cover for the audience.

If you would like to pre-empt the crowed watching the Environmental magic and puppets getting damp or sunstroke I do have available for hire an inflatable marquee with 6m x 6m undercover. When planning site layouts allow 25ft x 25ft for the inflatable marquee taking into account guy ropes and blower.

The Environmental Show comes with radio mic and receiver enabling patch-up link into an existing venue PA system and electrical supply.

If known in advance venue amplification and generator can be provided.

For any variation on the above do get in contact or for parade work also.

A risk assessment for the act is available on request.

Public Liability Insurance Limit £10,000,000

Magic and Puppets Environmental Themed Shows
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Recyled Robot Puppet

Environmental Puppetry Shows

Three Little Pigs – The traditional story is revisited with the pigs building their houses out of three different recycled materials.

Reusable Whiteboard – Temporary notes can be made on a whiteboard which magically comes to life

Recycled Robot – A powerful educational tool. The environmental message is important. Unfortunately, audiences may not always be as attentive and receptive as you would like. The recycled robot will help make presentations memorable and entertaining, and keep the audience riveted to the topic.

The life-sized recycled robot is a remote-controlled, battery-powered unit that rides a tricycle. The recycled robot talks & hears via a wireless microphone system and has automatic mouth movement in sync with the sound. The head can also be turned by remote-control.

This mobile recycled robot is extremely effective in situations where you want to 'stop traffic'. The recycled robot makes a lasting impression on exhibition stands, parades, school programs, carnivals, etc.. This highly mobile recycled robot can get anyone's attention by driving up to them (or chasing them down) and starting an interactive conversation.


"The children in Year 4 enjoyed the show. They learnt about recycling, reusing and reducing in an enjoyable way. Everyone had a fantastic time." Mrs Buttovie

"The magic show was a fun way of exploring the issue of recycling. The magician was very good with the children and spoke to their level of understanding. Overall a good show with important messages throughout." Year 1

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Reduce Reuse Recycle Show

Inspirational program containing meaningful messages dramatizing the importance of recycling, energy conservation and the value of good environmental habits.

Children learn about recycling and energy conservation while being entertained by puppetry and magic. Along with the...

  • Glove Puppets
  • Colourful Magic
  • Good Clean Fun
  • Live Rabbit
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Environmental Show

This show is an inspirational show built around the importances of:

  • Recycling
  • Energy conservation
  • Environmental saving habits

Along with the puppets, creative magic, colourful illusions and even a live rabbit. Children will discover about the environment and what is happening to it. Then how to help save the planet and their futures. After-show worksheets can also be provided for continued classroom discussion and projects.

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Environmental Enlightenment Show

Children's environmental enterprises and reclaiming

Most youngsters find ecological acumen an absorbing subject, especially when introduced through our Environmental Show although should one rely on present day hype, that teaching at this time requires turning into part and parcel of young people’s existence. Being direct and a piece of cake to coach, the green gospel is:

  • Reduce what is bought and used
  • Reuse if possible anything again and again
  • Recycle used materials into new products

As a consequence of educating the idea of reclamation in schools pupils thereupon frequently evolve into the prime movers of recycling in the family abode.

The Education Entertainment Environmental Show is a professional integration of interactive puppetry, visual magic and environmental education. Using his dexterity and comicality, David gets children of all ages excited about taking care of the earth. Using audience participation, David enlightens his audiences about the fundamentals. From the three R's, (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) conservation of our limited natural resources, researching renewable energies, to the simple things everyone can do at home...The Education Entertainment Environmental Show covers it all.

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Environmental Magic "Three R's Show"

  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle

The 3 R's are explained individually and then utilized as magic words.

Ketchup Bottle Disappears – Glass isn't going to vanish. Talk about where to take glass to recycle it. Recycling also reduces the amount of energy used to produce new glass bottles.

Vanishing Coke Can - Aluminium doesn't just disappear it ends up in landfills or litter if we don't recycle. If we recycle it can be used over again-perhaps in a different form.

Three Rope Mystery - Three different sized ropes are used to illustrate different types of plastic containers. (kids participate by mentioning-water bottle, shampoo bottle etc. The ability to identify different types of plastic is pointed out by the large recycling symbol on the front of the table. It's mentioned that they can try this at home and look at different containers and you will see a small number inside of the recycling symbol. The ropes are then transformed into three the same size. At this point the ropes are displayed and its mentioned that their plastic containers might have been recycled into a park bench, boat docks, perhaps even the jacket they could be wearing.

Torn and Restored Newspaper - A newspaper is show empty and then ripped up We discuss that if we don't recycle we should tear this newspaper up, but if we recycle it all the pages could be read again! In this routine students become aware of how the cycle of the environment is connected, by recycling newspapers fewer trees are consumed that help the environment in many ways.