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Scoops Space: Mr Gobbles Garden

Scoop the Junk lady and Bertie the Bottle welcome you back into their special space, where they make things out of the stuff other people throw away, and use them to tell stories. This time, they’ll tell you the story of Mr Gobble’s Garden.

He looks like a slipper with a mop for some hair.
For when he’s not gardening, he rests in his chair.
But, more than anything in the world, and of this I am certain
Mr Gobble is extremely proud of his garden.

Mr Gobble is the grumpiest man you’ll ever meet in your life, but his pride and joy is his garden. He tends to his herbs, fruit and sunflowers, and is growing an enormous Orchid to enter into a competition. But one day, a mischievous mole comes digging, and Mr Gobble has to learn an important lesson about kindness, sharing and friendship.

You can watch the first instalment of Scoop’s Space here.

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Performed by Lori Hopkins

Written by Jon Barton

Directed by Samantha Lane

Designed by Emma Tompkins

Lighting Consultant Sherry Coenen

Sound composed by Ailie deBonnaire

Filmed and edited by Suhail

Merchant Assistant puppet makers Geoff Hense and Imogen Evans

Supported by NESTA and Arts Council England.