The Matthew Robins Christmas Show

Matthew Robins is a wonderful artist and musician from Cornwall that we have wanted to bring to the Lyric for some time. We are delighted he's coming to show Bridport audiences his fabulous work this Christmas. He tells visual stories about animals, monsters, insects, love, the ocean and death, and there will be some festive stories too!  

Performing live – with puppets and music - The Matthew Robins Show is a collection of songs, short stories, shadow-puppets, home-made animations, made-up games, choose-your-own-adventures, and competitive audience puppet-making. It’s a bit like a one-man variety show (but with other people as well). Come and hear about Flyboy (he’s half-boy / half-fly) and his friend Mothboy, Evaporina (she can’t sit too close to the radiator), the sad story of the Wicker Cat, Walter Knitty (he’s made of wool), and many others, including some new songs written especially for this show!  

Matthew will be performing with some of his band, and in the last few years they have performed this show in such venues as the Barbican, the National Theatre, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the Howard Assembly Room for Opera North, the De La Warr Pavilion, in a horse-box in Sherwood Forest, for Horse+Bamboo, and most recently at the Suspense Puppetry Festival.

Suitable for adults and older children (8+, brave younger children are also welcome with their families). For a taster please visit his website:


Friday 18 December, 8pm 
Saturday 19 December, 4pm & 8pm
Tickets £10 (advance) / £12 (on the door) for adults, and £6 for children, available from Bridport Arts Centre: 01308 424204 and Box Office Coffee. 


Matthew will be running a workshop on Sat 19 December, 12-2pm, £12 adults / £10 children. Please book your place with The Lyric: 01308 423951 / admin @ - limited places are available and it's suitable for ages 8+. Come and find out how to make your own shadow-puppets. Over a couple of hours you can make your very own shadow puppets to take away with you, Matthew will demonstrate the techniques he uses to make the puppets in his own shows, as well as other ways to create images with light and projections. Suitable for all ages and abilities!

Age suitability: 
Schedule info: 
8pm Fri & Sat night, 4pm Sat afternoon
9 Barrack Street
Phone: 01308 424204

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