The world’s smallest theatre is opening its doors again to raise money for charity.

The Theatre of Small Convenience, in Malvern, is playing host to a festive puppet show by Dennis Neale, who founded the theatre in 1999 based in the old Victorian public conveniences on Edith Walk.

The show, entitled ‘Tale from the Snowcake man’ is a five-minute display by Mr Neale which is suitable for all ages.

Entry to the show is free but donations will be accepted for the upkeep of the theatre, as well as Unicef’s Yemen appeal.

In 2002 the theatre made the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s smallest theatre.

The Malvern School of Art took over the running of the theatre earlier this year after Mr Neale went into retirement.

Malvern Hills District Council took over the lease for the venue and it is used by the college for performances and rehearsals by students.

Caroline Park, head of art from the college, said: “What we were really keen to do when we took over was to keep Dennis involved. His view for community youth theatre is really lovely and it is really special to have him performing over Christmas.

“The beauty of these shows is that if you go during the hours they’re on - if the door is shut, just wait and Dennis will give you a show when he is free, if the door is open, head on in and enjoy!

“We are absolutely delighted these shows are being put on - what we want for the theatre is for it to be a real community theatre in Malvern and we want to run it just as Dennis did.”

Performances start on Saturday December 1 and run regularly until December 29.

Dennis will be performing between 12pm and 4pm. The dates are: December 1, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 24, 28 and 29.