So, Can Fish Drink Tea?

Can Fish Drink Tea?
Can Fish Drink Tea?

To celebrate the glorious weather we have been having this summer Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town Hall is bringing you not one but two ‘crazy outdoor shows’.

On Saturday August 16, the popular High Street venue will showcase the performances under The Arches Enclosure.

The watery adventures of a submarine in the street, a Barbie in a fish and the sweet revenge of a teabag.

From Garlic Theatre, the team who brought you Billy Goats Gruff and There’s a Monster in My Piano, comes a new open-air show with animated objects and bizarre puppets.

Can Fish Drink Tea? is directed by Jean Christophe Canivet of Theatre D’Illusia, and uses puppet animation, clowning and live music to celebrate what happens when you drink a lovely cup of tea.

“What a crazy, bizarre, absurd, saucy, wonderful show. Mad puppets and fab music and musician,” said Suzanne Arnold, Out There Festival Great Yarmouth.

“Thank you for being as wacky as you are!”

The show forms part of The Old Town Hall’s 2014 Lookout Popup Festival.

The event will be outside in The Old Town Hall Arches Enclosure with unreserved mats on the floor.

In the event of bad weather – as this article will undoubtedly but hopefully not tempt fate – the event will move into the theatre and ticket holders will be contacted in advance.

Tickets cost £4.50 each and £3 for those with a Dacorum Card.

The shows are suitable for children aged three and over.

To book tickets call The Old Hall box office on 
01442 228091 (open from 12pm to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday) or log on to the official website at