A family show with a serious message for the future rounded off Windsor Fringe Festival at the weekend.

The Last Puppet included children aged five to 13 in the cast and was performed at the Busy Buttons Design Centre at Windsor Yards.

Busy Buttons is a not for profit education centre based at the shopping centre. The show was written by Busy Buttons director Louella Fernandez-Lempiäinen.

The show used animations, props and costumes made with 85 per cent recycled materials.

It was narrated by actress and voiceover professional Victoria Turton-Blyth, with choreography by Datchet based Susan Handy's School of Dancing.

The plot involved a ship HMS Daphne on a voyage in 1822 with puppets, dance, time travel and recycling all involved. There were four shows on Saturday and Sunday.

Karen Darville, chairman of Windsor Fringe said: "The whole show was fantastic, making people aware of recycling. The idea of turning a shopping trolley into a boat was incredible. The puppets, the children's enthusiasm and acting, collaborating with a dance company. I want to see it again."

Charanjit Taneja, parent of one 13 year old participant said: "My daughter has grown so much, matured and gained so much confidence. I thought it was a fantastic show. Brilliant storyline. Very professionally done music. It's amazing that so many children can take part in shows like this."