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|
Director: Mark Down
Assistant Director: Fiona Clift
Development puppeteers: Sean Garratt, Irena Stratieva, Giulia Innocenti, Jake Wareing, Iestyn Evans, Trudi Jackson, Laura Caldow
Feb - Lighthouse Centre for the Arts, Poole. Work in progress sharing.
Performers:Jake Waring, Mark Down, Giulia Innocenti.
Jan - 11 Mar - Developed at various UK venues whilst on tour with 'The
Oct - Work-in progress at the Suspense Festival. Performers: Trudi Jackson,
Iestyn Evans and Laura Caldow.
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