"Be Safe!"A health and safety puppet show starring Nigel Mound
Created by Blind Summit, Mark Down and Nick Barnes.
Nigel Mound, "here to keep you safe and sound!"
As part of the Shakespeare: staging the world exhibition Blind Summit was commissioned to create a new performance responding to the collection.
After being given objects including a rapier sword and ye olde picture of the thames for inspiration, the company devised a new character in the form of Nigel Mound.
Nigel is a fully-trained over enthusiastic safety officer. With his trusty clipboard, high-vis jacket and collection of signage he plans to make this planet a safer place.
Taking Shakespeare's contemporary theatre world as a starting point, Nigel made a riveting yet informative lecture on the dangers that could lie ahead for an 16th century audience member-
"Be Safe"- An introductory talk by the Puppet Processing Department for Health and Safety
You are about to cross dangerous waters and visit the London Southbank of the 16th century and enter a shadowy world of disease, petty theft, knife-crime, bear-baiting and prostitution. Going to see Shakespeare was not for the faint-hearted. Today before you enter the exhibition, you will receive a short health and safety briefing delivered by a puppet alerting you to the perils that lie ahead for the contemporary theatre goer. Belt up, strap in and sign here. Forearmed is forewarned.
Blind Summit Theatre
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