Tweenies creator’s new show at the Radlett Centre

AN ADVENTURE on the African Plain comes to the stage of The Radlett Centre tomorrow and Saturday.

How Lion Became King of Tinga Tinga Land, from the creator of The Tweenies, can be seen at 1.30pm tomorrow and 11am and 2pm on Saturday.

It follows the adventures of the wise old bird Banjoko as he decides that the land of Tinga Tinga should have a King and sets about finding a suitable animal worthy to wear the crown.

On his journey, Banjoko meets a host of characters, including the cheeky monkey Maliki, a kind but goofy giraffe named Gowon, a groovy zebra called Zalika and a very proud lion called Lutalo.

Mixing classic nursery rhymes with traditional East African folk tales from the animals of the African Plain, the show features five performers and two drummers leading the audience through a journey filled with music, puppets, dancing, and plenty of interaction.

The set has been produced utilising the traditional Tanzanian Tinga Tinga painting style and children are encouraged to turn up in costume as their favourite animal

Tickets are �10, �8.50 (school/nursery groups) and �36 for a family ticket, available from the box office on 01923 859291 or go to

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Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin returns to The Radlett Centre at 7.30pm on Saturday, with a new show entitled Puppetmaster.

With more than three million hits on You Tube, Paul has taken the art of ventriloquism to a new level.

He received critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Festival hit show Sponge Fest which he toured extensively in 2010/11.

With the introduction of a new character, out of work TV presenter Alasdair Rimmer, who will be taking charge of MC duties on the tour, Puppet Master will see Paul Zerdin controlling more than just the puppets.

Tickets are �16 with concessions �15.