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Special Delivery is a simple story about the delights of trying something unexpected. When a heavily laden postman is suddenly surprised by a rain shower he discovers that all his packages have lost their labels. In the process of trying to work out the intended recipients, he discovers a bit more about the people on his rounds - and decides to bring a little sunshine into all of their lives. Special Delivery is a sweet and gentle show without words that appeals to both adults and children, blending beautiful puppetry with a good dollop of silliness.

A BIRD IN THE HAND is a puppet and mask theatre company, incorporating the talents of artist Alison Duddle and puppeteer Mark Whitaker. Alison is a freelance puppet and mask maker. She designed and directed numerous shows for families including Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and Little Leap Forward during her time as joint Artistic Director of Horse + Bamboo Theatre. She has worked most recently with Handmade Parade, CBBC, the Dukes and 20 Stories High. Mark Whitaker has been a puppeteer since 1989. He has worked with companies including Norwich Puppet Theatre, Little Angel and Thingumajig Theatre. He has also spent time in a galaxy far, far away as a Creatures Operator in the latest Star Wars films.

More information about the company is available on their website.