By Nikki Charlesworth, presented in Leicester Libraries as part of The Spark Festival 2023
Red, Noodles and Bo, three raggedy puppets, are trying to enjoy their day… but there are so many busy bodies getting in their way! But today will be different, they are going to play by their own rules and show the grown-ups who’s boss.
Artist Nikki Charlesworth throws away the rulebook with these award-winning puppets that reflect her own physicality and move as she moves.
This Libraries version of What Happened to You? was supported by Inspire Culture, Learning, Libraries and The Spark Arts for Children
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