Intended Audience: All Ages

Show Length: 40 minutes

Did you know that Little Red Riding Hood has a first name? Learn her name in David Stephens' production of Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff.

In this one-man performance utilizing hand, rod, and glove puppets, Stephens retells classic fairy tales as well as telling a few of his own original tales. You'll see what happens when three billy goats try to cross over a bridge belonging to a greedy troll in The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Parker Pig encounters some good luck when he stumbles over a watering can in The One Little Pig and the Three Wishes; a retelling of a family favorite.

One of Stephens' original stories, The Two Farmers, involves Farmer Frick and Farmer Frack and how they learn to work together to make a pot of stew.

All this, plus the antics of some silly chickens, in Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff.

Developed for Alabama Public Libraries‚ Summer Reading Programs, this show has entertained both children and their parents. The Center for Puppetry Arts hosted an 8-week run of over 100, virtually sold-out, performances of this production in 2002. Since then, the Center has hosted two equally successful revivals in 2004 and 2007. In 2005, this show was honored by recieving a Citation of Excellence from UNIMA-USA (Union Internationale de la Marionette): the equivalent of an Oscar in the puppetry world.

Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff


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Welcome to All Hands Productions!

Founded by David Stephens, All Hands Productions is dedicated to bringing quality puppet productions to children and their parents.

For over a decade, our puppets have been seen on stage and television.

Find out about All Hands Productions touring performances, perfect for schools and libraries.

Read David's Blog, visit his Etsy Store, and check out David Stephens & Banjolicious - David's band and CDs of original music.


2003 Artist Fellowship recipient from the Alabama State Coucil on the Arts

2003 Telly winner for collaboration with Pensacola singer/songwriter Brian Meece on the music video Playground.

2005 Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff honored with an UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) Citation of Excellence

2007 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant recipient

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