A Sydney Puppet Theatre production

   Once Upon A Time Cafe  


About the show

The chef’s got the hump and done a bunk and the waitress and resident musician at the Once Upon a Time Café are left to fill the orders.  Adventure, love, wicked characters and happy endings are on the story menu but the chef has left only a few ingredients – a golden ball and a frog's foot.

The puppeteers concoct a modern and stylish interpretation of the classic story "The Frog Prince".  For this show the company has crafted exquisite hand carved wooden puppets, shadow puppets and a stunning 'crystal' marionette. 

The show is accompanied with live music played on an octave mandolin designed and created specifically for the show by Steve Coupe.  

Audience Response:

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for your wonderful show this weekend.   It made me smile, laugh and be amazed.    Your glass puppet took the audiences breath away!  I came along this weekend for the 2nd time with my 5 yr old daughter and both of us had a magical time.  Thank you very much indeed for the pleasure it gave us.

Thank you Sue and Steve for a wonderful show at Bowral PS.
The teachers were all raving about how good it was, much better than any visiting performers we have had at the school or they had seen elsewhere.

Congratulations to Steve and yourself on the brilliant new show – you are very talented people and a great team. Your puppet crafting is exquisite ...

This show premiered at the Tarrengower Puppetfest in March 2012.

To book:
email: spuppet@ozemail.com.au  OR phone: 0438 218 217



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Once Upon At Time Cafe
45 minutes
4 years and up
Height 3.5m
Width 7m
Depth 5m
3 hours
2 hours
Theatre lighting preferred
Live voice & music
INDOOR ONLY, Theatre space preferred