Giant puppets and live music will brighten Crediton Town Square again this month as well as the picnic tables which proved so popular in the summer. Following the success of the Share in the Square events, organiser Jack Robson presents the line up for a special weekend of festive outdoor entertainment organised by Crediton Arts Centre and CODS.
CODS performing in the Square earlier in the year.

The Arts Centre   will start the events on Saturday 12 December with a delightful new take on the Russian folk tale Baba Yaga.  The play tells of a young girl, Maroosia, and her encounter with the witch Baba Yaga, and features live music by local musicians James Cookson and Paul Whittall.

Baba Yaga’s hut

The play is written and directed by Peter Hamilton, whose piece Fearless Jack impressed audiences in September as part of the Share in the Square events. Like his previous play, this features large puppets,in the form of a sympathetic cat and a murder of crows, and is suitable for all ages.

There will be two performances, at 2pm and 4pm, with live music in between from local musicians Pete Mathews, The Wee Free Men and The Triffles.

Then on Sunday 13th December, the fun will continue with an array of talented singers from CODS presenting  a Christmas themed show from 11am to 2pm.

CODS in the square in October.

So wrap up warm and join us for some uplifting live performances

For Baba Yaga spaces on the picnic tables can be booked by phoning the Arts Centre on 01363 773260 or emailing  On Sunday you will need to come early to get a table or bring your own chair.

There will be stewards on both days to ensure social distancing rules are observed.

Fearless Jack  - performed in the town square in September.

These performances are made possible by the generous support of the Crediton Town Council Christmas in Crediton Committee.

Share in the Square  is a Crediton Town Team initiative, in partnership with Crediton Arts Centre and Crediton Town Council, to help raise morale and bring vitality back to the town centre.  

You can read more about it here.

The project proved hugely popular and there was great disappointment when the tables were removed for winter storage. Their reappearance will be much appreciated by many. 

Dec 5, 2020

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