Extraordinary puppet show takes over West Cliff hotel

Vivien Mousdell with her puppet Dr Merryweather''w133104a
Vivien Mousdell with her puppet Dr Merryweather''w133104a

A Whitby puppeteer is bringing her Cabinet of Curiosities Puppet and Magic Lantern Theatre show to the town’s La Rosa Hotel every Sunday until September 8.

The star of Vivien Mousdell’s performance is her lifesize companion Professor Ambrose Merryweather who will lead guests through his collection of animated ammonites, fabulous fossils and boogying bones.

It is hoped if the show, which was originally devised for Whitby Museum, is a success, it could kick-start the quirky East Terrace hotel as a venue for puppet shows.

Tickets for the performances which are suitable for all ages, at 11am and 2pm, are priced £4 from the hotel.