Kenyan tales with Handa’s Surprise at The Core at Corby Cube

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Puppetry, dance and song combine when Handa’s Surprise visits The Core at Corby Cube on Saturday to coincide with Black History Month.

Adapted from the children’s book by Eileen Browne, and set in a colourful Kenyan village, this production recounts the gentle story of a young girl called Handa, taking fruits in a basket to her friend Akeyo.

On her colourful journey Handa encounters various mischievous animals who steal her fruit, including a monkey, an ostrich, zebra, giraffe, elephant, antelope and a parrot.

Full of dance and rhythm, Handa’s Surprise features beautifully carved rod and hand puppets, specially made by The Little Angel Theatre.

Uniquely, the audience sit in and amongst the action on the stage with the performers.

Handa’s Surprise is at The Core at Corby Cube for three performances on Saturday at 11am, 12pm, and 2pm.

Tickets are priced at £5, and are available by calling the Ticket Office on 01536 470 470, or online at

This performance is recommended for children aged from two to five-years-old.

Black History Month is an annual observance for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.