Paddington visits Scotland this Summer

30th MAY 2022, UK: This summer, join an immersive adventure in Paddington – Marmalade Messiness - heading to Dalkeith Country Park, Scotland.

Mrs Bird has brought Paddington and his friend Pigeonton to Dalkeith Palace to show them where the best marmalade is made. Her old friend from school is the Palace Cook and has promised to give Mrs Bird a tour of the Palace kitchens. However, things have gone awry. Mrs Bird can’t seem to find Paddington in the Palace grounds and desperately needs your help to find him!

On this unique adventure, you will explore Dalkeith Country Park locating pawprints, half-eaten marmalade sandwiches and other clues. You’ll meet characters from the famous stories, played by actors and puppeteers, all on a mission to help you locate Paddington. The Marmalade Messiness immersive adventure takes audiences through the Dalkeith Country Park grounds and into the Palace kitchen exploring the treehouse and river along the way. An adventure for all ages!

At the end of this 50-minute adventure, free arts and crafts-based activities and a café, serving both marmalade and non-marmalade based delights, will await explorers in need of a tasty treat.

Created by Histrionic Productions the team behind acclaimed immersive adventure ‘Autumn Treasure Hunt with Percy The Park Keeper’ At Chiswick House & Gardens and ‘The Peter RabbitTM Garden Adventure - a live immersive experience’ at Blenheim Palace this summer, Paddington Marmalade Messiness - the immersive adventure opens on Friday July 1st 2022, playing throughout the summer school holidays and ends on Monday 29th August 2022.

Created by Sean Holmes (Associate Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, previously Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith) and Jon Bauser (Designer 2012 Paralympic Games opening ceremony, associate artist Royal Shakespeare Company). Directed by Bethany West (Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Court London, Bristol Old Vic) with Puppetry by Jimmy Grimes (The Peter RabbitTM Garden Adventure, War Horse, The One Hundred and One Dalmatians).