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SHOWS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MEET FRED
LITTLE MATCH GIRL
CITIZEN PUPPET
LE ROSSIGNOL
THE PUPPET MONOLOGUES
THE MAGIC FLUTE
THE HEADS
THE TABLE
PAPER STORY
BE SAFE - NIGEL MOUND
OLYMPICS
MASTER & MARGARITA
KOMMILITONEN!
EL GATO CON BOTAS
A DOG'S HEART
THE OTHER SEDER
CALL OF THE WILD
TESTING PANACEA
1984
ORIGINS
ARHAT TAMING THE DRAGON
HIS DARK MATERIALS
SHUNKIN
ON EMOTION
FAERIES
MADAM BUTTERFLY
LOW LIFE
CHEREVICHKI
A PUPPET IN THE WORKS
MARTIN'S WEDDING
PIRATE PUPPETRY
THE SPACEMAN
TRAMPING THE BOARDS
MR CHINA'S SON

           

We are at a very early stage in the development of a new show with the working title “The Puppet Monologues”.

We commissioned 3 writers to write short monologues about how global issues impact on individual people’s lives. Using these we are trying to work out what a “puppet monologue” might be. This is the first time we have worked with puppets with moving mouths, or worn masks and gloves. It is an attempt to develop new writing for adult puppetry - we will see what happens!

We make all our work through improvisation in front of audiences. So far we have presented monologues both in special work-in-progress performances, and after the show whilst on tour in the UK. We have received amazing feedback from audiences.

You can see pictures from rehearsals and work-in-progress performances in the slideshow above and you can keep up to date with the production through Mark's rehearsal blog - click here

 

 

 

THE PUPPET MONOLOGUES
 

For more information:
Stephanie Hay, Producer
stephanie@blindsummit.com

Writers:
Alice Birch
David Kantounas
Jack Thorne

Director: Mark Down

Puppet Makers:
Nick Barnes
Louella Lemp, Jo Lakin, Irena Stratieva

Assistant Director: Fiona Clift

Development puppeteers: Sean Garratt, Irena Stratieva, Giulia Innocenti, Jake Wareing, Iestyn Evans, Trudi Jackson, Laura Caldow

SUPPORTED BY the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation

 

PAST DATES:

2014:

21 Feb - Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, Poole. Work in progress sharing. Performers:Jake Waring, Mark Down, Giulia Innocenti.
With lighting by Prema Mehta
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29 Jan - 11 Mar - Developed at various UK venues whilst on tour with 'The Table'.
Performers:Mark Down, Fiona Clift, Sean Garratt

2013:

24-25 Oct - Work-in progress at the Suspense Festival. Performers: Trudi Jackson, Iestyn Evans and Laura Caldow.
Dramaturg: Hannah Eidinbow.
With lighting by Prema Mehta

 

 
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