A SPELLBINDING show inspired by the Mappa Mundi housed at Hereford Cathedral will be weaving its magic at Worcester Arts Workshop.

The Fetch Theatre Company will be performing The Cloth of the World, a storytelling performance featuring Bunraku puppetry, masks and an original soundtrack.

The Cloth of the World is a journey into a fantastical world of wonder – The Mappa Mundi.

A world ruled by the imagination with mermaids, mandrakes and giant gold digging ants.

It is a chance to travel to a time when anything was possible, a time where everything was incredible.

A visual tale, the funny and moving show features The Fetch’s amazing puppets and illuminates the medieval world for all ages.

A tale told without words, the performance is tightly choreographed to an original soundtrack.

The rhythms of the music influence the puppetry, as visual theatre and music weave seamlessly together to create powerful and stunning theatre.

Moving, funny, thought provoking and beautiful, the story transports audiences as they engage with the puppets and take an emotional journey with them.

Bunraku puppetry was first developed in Japan in the seventeenth Century and is vastly different from western traditional puppetry.

Firstly, there are no strings as the puppet is attached to the body of the animator who is also not masked from the audience.

This physical attachment between puppet and animator creates a unique relationship on stage, turning puppet and performer into one entity.

The Cloth of the World will be performed on Saturday, February 28 from 2.30pm at the arts workshop on Sansome Street.

Tickets cost £6 and are available through Worcester Arts Workshop's Café Bliss open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm or on 01905 25053

£4 concessions

A workshop in puppetry for ages seven and over with renowned puppeteer Purvin from 1pm to 2pm for only £3.

Tickets should be booked beforehand from Worcester Arts Workshop.