The Enormous Turnip
The Enormous Turnip

Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company

Living in their tiny shed squeezed in amongst the garden tools, Mr and Mrs Chickweed’s amazing prize-winning vegetables have taken over everything!  Before they retire, they can’t resist planting one last seed, try for one more champion vegetable and one more trophy!

But no one knew that a vegetable could grow bigger than the cat, bigger than the dog, bigger than you and me put together!  It’s gigantic, it’s blocking out the light and it’s still growing! Help save the day as we pull The Enormous Turnip out of the ground before it takes over the planet!

This re-potted version of the famous children’s story is full of unswerving energy, live music and eccentric puppetry.

For seedlings aged 3-10 and all the family.

Meet the characters and puppets after the show.

“Puppetry, live music and good old-fashioned charm sprout up left, right and centre” The Stage



Director Niki McCretton

Designer Edwina Bridgeman

Music Matthew Huxley

Original Sound Design Gwendolyn Scott

Lighting Design Phil Mead

Associate Producer Claire Morton

Performer Gareth Price-Baghurst

Performer Maria Gray

With support from The Point and The Berry Theatre. Originally created with support from Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, in association with Salisbury Playhouse and The Merlin Theatre

Dates and Times

Thursday 26 October 11:00am Book Tickets
Thursday 26 October 2:00pm Book Tickets