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SHOWS

PUPPET MONOLOGUES
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

           

For 2014 UK and international dates click here

Moses is a cantankerous 3 man operated puppet with a cardboard head... who lives on a table. Tonight he wants to tell you an epic story about God and Moses, life and death, and puppetry... on a table. But he gets easily distracted.

Like a cross of Tommy Cooper and Eddie Izzard, this table-top philosopher and comedian is the funniest "piece of cardboard" you will ever meet.

Just back from a sellout tour of the USA, the team behind the 90 foot Voldemort in the London Olympic Opening Ceremony, brings you a 2 foot high puppet in an unforgettably unique show.

FRINGE FIRST WINNER
PICK OF THE FEST Guardian
ONE OF THE TOP 5 MODERN PUPPET SHOWS Sunday Telegraph
GRAND PRIX Kontrapunkt Festival, Poland

“"Dazzling"”
The Scotsman ****

"Astonishingly accomplished "
The Telegraph ****

"Blind Summit prove once again that when you're working in miniature you don't have to think small"
The Guardian ****

**** The Times **** The Independent
**** What's On Stage
***** SG Magazine
***** Exeunt Magazine **** Edinburgh Spotlight
***** The Public Reviews **** Three Weeks
**** Broadway Baby **** The List

Devised, performed by Blind Summit, Mark Down and Nick Barnes

Puppets designed and made by Blind Summit Theatre

 

BLOG:

29.5.12
Run at Soho Theatre done making 103 performances! The Table is now a two part show: Moses does one hour, and the French Puppetry is an encore. We have at least learnt to do an hour of gags, now we need to shape the show into some sort of narrative arc. Without losing the immediacy of the mucking around and the improvisation. The show is at its best when things go wrong...

18.7.11

Hmm... yes I know - long time since I blogged last. So. Today we are a week away from our first London preview at Jackson's Lane. I am nervous about finishing in time but also we need a deadline to make us finish, and an audience to tell what we have made. I wonder what it is. I am still not sure. There have been some great discoveries - especially I like a little man we have made out of hands and feet and a cast of Martin's head. He still has a lot of potential to discover. The cast are really good and in good spirits and we are working working working. That is all we can do now - keep working, get the feedback from the audiences and then rework. And hope they come. We look forward to seeing you! Is this how you write a blog?

21.5.11
We just came out of 2 weeks workshopping at Jackson's Lane with a bunch of puppets and lots of different people every day. Some old friends, some new friends, some people we've wanted to work with for a while. It's been very brainstormy, anything goes, chaos.We "shared" on Thursday and collected comments from "beautiful and amazing" to "I expected more..." to "I didn't understand it"! I don't understand it yet either. We have found some exciting new images - paper coming out of a brief case, a giant Elmer Phud arms dealer character, two disembodied heads having a romantic dinner, an old man fishing off a table, heads trapped in a square of string. An old man fishing off the side of the table. I think it's going to be a visual journey through Beckett. And existentialisme. But what is the table? Why have we called it "The Table"? We have a lot of thinking to do... hmmm... Loving Jackson's Lane and being in Highgate: there are trees, it's on a hill, there are some nice pubs, there are two year olds doing ballet and teenagers doing streetdancing and we spotted John Simm the other day with his boy.

 

 

THE TABLE
 

FUTURE TOUR DATES
HI-RES PRODUCTION PHOTOS
REHEARSAL PHOTOS

To Book:
UK & Europe:
Stephanie Hay, General Manager
stephanie@blindsummit.com

US, Australia, NZ, South America:
Michael Mushalla,
www.double-m-arts.com

CAST:
Mark Down
Sean Garratt
Irena Stratieva

PUPPET:
Nick Barnes

DIRECTOR:
Mark Down

Devised and Directed by Blind Summit

CO-DEVISERS:
Nick Barnes
Sarah Calver
Mark Down
Sean Garratt
Mabel Jones
Irena Stratieva
Ivan Thorley

MUSIC:
Lemez and Friedel

LIGHTING:
Richard Howell

ARTISTIC CONSULTANT:
Andrew Dawson

PRODUCER:
Stephanie Hay

TECHNICAL MANAGER:
Fergus Waldron

COMPANY MANAGER:
Fiona Clift

SUPPORTED BY JACKSON'S LANE
Based on an original commission by YAD Arts and JCC

PAST TOUR DATES:

2014:

29 Mar - Theatre de Poche, France
28 Mar - Odette Simonneau, France

25-26 Mar - Le Canal Redon, France
18-22 Mar - Theatre National de Bretagne, France
14 Mar - Boze Wolf Festival, Belgium
12 Mar - South Street Arts Centre, UK
11 Mar - The Old Firestation Oxford, UK
8 Mar - The Seagull Theatre, UK
7 Mar - St. Francis Theatre, UK
4-6 Mar - Northern Stage, UK
1 Mar - Central Studio Theatre, UK

28 Feb - Quarter House, UK
27 Feb - Firestation Centre Windsor, UK
25 Feb - Quay Arts Theatre, UK
15 Feb - Theatre Royal Margate, UK

14 Feb - Hazlitt Theatre, UK
13 Feb - The Point, UK
12 Feb - West End Centre, UK
11 Feb - Norden Farm Theatre, UK
9 Feb - Schorndorf Theater, Germany

8 Feb - Heilbronn Theater, Germany
7 Feb - Fitz Stuttgart, Germany
6 Feb - Alte Feuerwache Mannheim, Germany
1-3 Feb - Thalia Theater Hamburg, Germany
29-30 Jan - Theatre Royal Bath, UK

 

2013:

20-22 Nov - Clarice Smith Center, USA
17 Nov - Emelin Theatre, USA
13-15 Nov - Juniata College, USA
6-8 Nov - University of South California, USA

29 Oct-3 Nov - University of Michigan, USA
16-27 Oct - Chicago Shakespeare Theater, USA
14 Oct - Schaubude Berlin, Germany
25-26 Sept - Charleville Festival, France
14 Oct - Schaubude Berlin, Germany

25 Aug - Pleasance Ediburgh, UK
7 Jun - Sibiu Festival, Romania
31 May-2 Jun - Vienna Festival, Austria
28-29 May - Israel Festival, Jerusalem
24-25 May - ILT Festival, Denmark
11 May - Erlangen, Germany

8 May - MADE Festival, Sweden

18-19 Apr - Kontrapunkt Festival, Poland
18-19 Mar - Winchester Theatre Royal
11-15 Feb - Le Grand T, France
4-8 Feb - Le Grand R, France
31 Jan-1 Feb - Les Carre-Les Colonnes, France
28-30 Jan - Le Grand Theatre de Lorient, France

2012:

29 Nov- 1 Dec - Ring Festival, France
23 Oct - 31 Oct- UK Now Festival, China
Venues were: Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, Guangzhou Opera House 1933 Theatre and National Pioneer Theatre
7-9 Sept - Theatrefestival Basel, Switzerland
18-21 Aug - Noorderzon Festival, Holland
11-14 Aug - Pleasance, Edinburgh
28 Jul - Holt Festival, Norfolk
9-10 Jul - Festival Des Sept Collines, France
30 Jun - Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells
28 Jun - Arts Festival of North Norway
5 Jun - Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
14-26 May - Soho Theatre, London
12 May - Fidena Festival, Germany


2012 UK TOUR:

7-8 May - The Old Market, Brighton Festival
1-2 Apr - Jackson's Lane, London
17 Mar - Lakeside Theatre, Colchester
15 Mar - Brighton Dome, Brighton
14 Mar - Norwich Playhouse, Nowrich
6 Mar - The Gulbenkian, Canterbury
2 Mar - Bedford Theatre, Bedford
1 Mar - Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot
29 Feb - The Junction, Cambridge
27-28 Feb - The Nuffield, Southampton
21-25 Feb - The Brewery Theatre, Bristol
18 Feb - Lighthouse Poole, Poole
15 Feb - Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick
4 Feb - Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
3 Feb - Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax
2 Feb - The Lowry, Manchester
31 Jan-1 Feb - Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
30 Jan - E M Forster Theatre, Tonbridge
26 Jan - South Street Arts Centre
24-25 Jan - Newbury Corn Exchange
9-21 Jan - Soho Theatre, London as part of the London International Mime Festival

PREMIERE of THE TABLE:
at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011
03-29 August - Pleasance
with previews at Jackson's Lane,South Street Arts Centre Reading and Trestle Arts Base.


 
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