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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

           

A Life lived low, is a life lived closed to the ground, near the earth. It may not be a good life, and it may not be a nice way to live, but at least it is honest. And that's not something to be ashamed of.

Welcome to Low Life cabaret - a gin-soaked world of desperate puppetry inspired by the poems and short stories of Charles Bukowski. Your world will never be the same again.

 

"Mad, bad and beautiful in equal measure"
****
The Guardian, Today's Picks

"Stories... brought to quite stunning animated life by the gorgeous puppets of Blind Summit theatre"
*****
Timeout Critic's Choice

"a transfixing show"
The Daily Telegraph

"if you are looking for original and adult entertainment, put this high on your list."
***
The Times

"The puppet truly took on a life of its own as, alone in the dark, he drank himself - and us - into magical oblivion"
***
The Metro, London

"Blind Summit brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of Bukowski’s America"
Fringe Report

"Take a note of the name. You’ll be hearing lots more from them"
****
The Herald

"This is what the Edinburgh festival is about: sitting in a cavern at 10.40 in the morning and watching unknowns blow an audience away with their talent."
Timeout, All the world's a stage

“Much more dark satirists than traditional puppeteers, Blind Summit will trash what you have come to expect from this art form. ”
***
The Metro Edinburgh, Make My Day

"Fabulous to see UK puppetry for grown ups take the fringe by storm!"
Total Theatre

Shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award

 

OTHER LINKS

Pictures - click here
Video Trailer - click here
Video of The Cleaner on Youtube - click here

 

INFORMATION FOR BOOKERS:

High Resolution Pictures - click here
Technical Specification and Freight Info
- click here

 

 

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

Puppets designed and made by Blind Summit Theatre

 

 

LOW LIFE
 

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CREATIVE TEAM

Devised by : Blind Summit Theatre
Puppet Design :
Nick Barnes
Direction : Mark Down
Lighting Design :
Fiona Simpson

Original cast : Mark Down, Nick Barnes, Finn Caldwell, Giulia Innocenti

CASTS

2005 - 2006 (ORIGINAL CAST)
BAC, Edinburgh Fringe, LIMF, Festival des Sept Collines
Mark Down, Nick Barnes, Finn Caldwell, Giulia Innocenti

2007
Edinburgh Fringe, UK Tour, XIth Iberoamerican Festival in Bogota
Mark Down, Curtis Jordan, Ben Thompson, Mhairi Steenbock

2008
Monterrey Festival Intimo, Ruhrfestspiele
Mark Down, Curtis Jordan, Ben Thompson, Josie Daxter

2008
British Council supported Tour of China

Ben Thompson, Eugenius Serjegevias, Martin Barron, Josie Daxter

2009
BAC, Copenhagen Puppet Festival, Sri Lanka

Stuart Angell, Eugenius Serjegevias, Martin Barron, Anna Martine

 

 

 
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020 7272 9020 - info@blindsummit.com