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Mr Middle has created a life of routine for himself and his loyal dog. Together they enjoy their evenings in and simple walks but Shackleton longs for more adventure. Not one for surprises, Mr Middle keeps his world as small as possible but one day the garden gate is accidentally left ajar, which offers Shackleton the chance to look beyond what he has always known. As he follows his senses and goes exploring, his trepidacious owner is forced on an exciting journey of his own where he must rediscover his adventurous past and break his routine to find his beloved dog.

Shackleton will be touring in Oct 2020, having previously toured throughout 2016/17 to theatres, art centres and through rural touring schemes.


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‘Told with joyful, acoustic music, and a lovely use of the beautiful set, Shackleton is a journey about pushing your boundaries, and saying yes. Yes to life, yes to something new, yes to saying yes’



Read the full review HERE!

‘Amazing show, such a lovely gentle tale. Shackleton came alive for us and we went on an emotional adventure. Very clever, brilliantly performed. Children and adults alike were transfixed…’


-Audience member

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The show receieved Arts Council funding in 2017 and was inspired by a chance encounter with a real adventurous hound.

You can read the full story of when Anna found Shackleton here...


Shackleton is featured in the book Deepest Wiltshire. You can find out more about the book HERE!

Here's a sneak peak at our NEW Shackleton puppet!

Created with a kit and support from  Jimmy Grimes of Brunskill and Grimes

We'll be creating more shape and adding features using natural materials

We can't wait to share the finished puppet with you!

the Adventurous Dog