Join Goofus Theatre at Storyhouse and libraries across the borough for a completely free performance! Goofus Theatre love fantastical stories, folklore, myth, surrealism and magic.  The story of Lily and the Heron is told through table-top puppetry and music.   

Lily has stopped speaking, she finds the world too noisy and too busy. But one day she meets an amazing friend who needs her help. Can Lily find her courage and find her voice?  

Written & Directed: Paul Barnhill
Performed: Paul Barnhill, Louise Mellor & Carmen Arquelladas
Puppet Design: Liz Walker / Ruth Rankin & Louise Mellor
Music and Sound Design: Perry Moore
Voice Artists: Victoria Brazier / Natasha Lewis & Perry Moore
Design: Sascha Gilmour
Producer: Jane Williams 



Time details

25 mins + meet the puppets

Activities Fostering Drop-in
Meeting Room

Want to make a difference to a child’s life? Join us in the meeting room to find out more about fostering for your local council.

Activities Chester Humanists Out Loud
Meeting Room

This informal and friendly group meets twice a month to listen to an extract, short story or poem which is read aloud.

Activities People’s Choice Boardgames Night
Meeting Room

Do you like playing games, like Jenga, Connect 4, Uno or other Boardgames? Come and join in our evening session!

Cinema One Fine Morning (15)

1 hr 53 | Lea Seydoux shines in this drama as a young single mother trying to raise her daughter whilst also caring for her beloved father who is struggling with a neurodegenerative disease

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Activities Summer Activities At Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Come along for a social activity and soak in the atmosphere at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre village.

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On Stage Fascinating Real Life Stories
Garret Theatre

Hear from a panel of fascinating local people as they share their unique life stories.

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Cinema The Night Of The 12th (15)

1 hr 54 | Detective Yohan Vivès has only just taken over the local police department when he is assigned to the chilling murder of a young woman in her quiet mountain village.

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On Stage Storyhouse Cinema Tour and Talk

Come along to hear from Storyhouse Digital Programme Manager Nicky Beaumont and find out more about your local independent cinema.

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Cinema 1976 (15)

1 hr 35 | When the family priest asks her to take care of a young man he is sheltering in secret, Carmen steps into unexplored territories, away from the quiet life she is used to

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Activities WORTH: Backstage Tour

An opportunity to meet with the Company Stage Manager who will take you backstage to show you the props and costume.

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