Johanneke Dun

Welcome to  Jo’s website, the puppettheatre and B&B ‘t Beschilderde Huis     (The painted house) 

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Prince Walter and Willemijn                                  B&B ‘t Beschilderde Huis

Jo is an artist, teaches English and runs a puppet theatre in ‘t Beschilderde Huis (The painted house). The puppet theatre was set up in 1998 under the name ‘Drie in de Kast’. Shows suitable for children and adults can be booked on site by your school, company, club or private group. I will come to you, but you are also welcome to come to ‘t Beschilderde Huis

There are stories about tigers and dragons, pretty princesses,  charming princes or knights, mice, cheese, kings, cows, scarecrows, good and wicked witches. Good news though: there is a show coming up about friendship. As Jo was brought up in England, some of her shows are in English and others in Dutch. She studied languages at London University and presently teaches English in Dutch primary schools. And of course, she is an artist-puppeteer.

show in an English school:

filmpje Langham

Shows in English at schools

Jo grew up in the UK and teaches English in primary schools in the Netherlands and the puppets help out.  Schools, companies, groups can make bookings.  For people who want to learn or enjoy English Jo offers a set of lessons bedded in puppetry with “The wizard and the lion”, and other interactive musical plays. Puppet plays can be booked either as a show or as a project of creative (English) lessons building up to a performance in which the children take part. The goal of these projects is that children learn and gain confidence and to stimulate their imagination. “The wizard and the lion” can also be booked during Jo’s tour in the UK  in this year

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The Scarecrow and the  Lion from “The Wizard and the Lion”   

show in English in Dutch schools for children to learn English:

Shows in English in your school in the Netherlands and other European countries

Children learn English as they join in and are my best teachers when I tour with my puppets.

But you are also very welcome to come and stay with us in  ‘t Beschilderde Huis (The painted house) which is a unique bed and breakfast! English courses can be followed here and are guaranteed not to be boring.

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Jo has painted the floors and her paintings are on the walls. At the breakfast table, you might be joined by Rosy, a prince or a lion…You never know! It is a place for people who like nature, peace, and quiet or for people who like a small adventure in Jo’s world of imagination…..We love improvising.