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       THE
SEX LIVES OF 
     
PUPPETS

Winners will be announced in 2025

A snapshot of puppet love in contemporary Britain.

Inspired by the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles, Blind Summit persuade their beautiful puppets to talk dirty and go under the covers to present the Sex Lives of Puppets.

What do puppets look like naked?

What is no strings sex?

What are you doing with your hands?

Dionysian puppetry with a serious message about sexual wellbeing.

★★★★★

“The solo puppets regale us with monologues that Alan Bennett would give his last Yorkshire teabag for... Is it too early to start talking about the best shows of the year?” 

Broadway World READ FULL REVIEW

★★★★

“A refreshingly positive message about sharing intimacy, shedding inhibitions and finding your own joy”.

THE STAGE READ FULL REVIEW

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“Some of the most wittily astute writing I’ve heard in a while ”  

Sardines Magazine

★★★★

"Laugh-out-loud funny”.
Revstan READ FULL REVIEW

 

★★★★

“Had me laughing my head off"
Last Minute Theatre Tickets READ FULL REVIEW

★★★★

"Uproariously funny"
Plays to See READ FULL REVIEW

 

★★★★

"Side-splittingly funny”

Salterton Arts Review READ FULL REVIEW
 

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"Wild and wacky”

London Theatre1 READ FULL REVIEW
 

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"Frank, honest, funny and heartwarming”  

Love London Love Culture READ FULL REVIEW

★★★★ 

“Overflows with humour and pointed honesty” 

Shadows on the Wall READ FULL REVIEW

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"you will leave the theatre with a goofy smile wondering what the hell you have just witnessed, but eager for more 

Fairy Powered READ FULL REVIEW
 


 

Audience reactions:

CREATIVE TEAM 

Orignal Idea  - Mark Down

Co-Writers/ Directors - Ben Keaton, Mark Down

Designer - Mark Down
Puppet Designer - Russell Dean (Strangeface)
Lighting Designer - James Mackenzie​

Assistant Directors - Briony O'Callaghan, Charlina Lucas

Costumes - Mark Down, Charlina Lucas

Producer - Lucy Godfrey

PUPPETEERS

Isobel Griffiths

Simon Scardifield

Dale Wylde

Mark Down

PARTNERS

Southwark Playhouse

With contributions from: Ben Victor, Isabel Horner, Simon Scardifield, Sean Croft, Arthur Thorpe, Katriona Brown, Lottie Johnson, Tom Espiner, Carly Kerr, Briony O'Callaghan, Lucy Litchfield

PROMO VIDEO

FEATURING Mark Down, Ben Keaton, Lucy Litchfield, Isabel Horner, Simon Scardifield, Isobel Griffiths, Sean Croft, Dale Wylde, Ben Victor

SOME IMPROVISATIONS from R&D sessions

Are thoughts gender specific?

Starring: Isobel Griffith, Ben Keaton, Dale Wylde, Lucy Litchfield

Is this really part of the survey?

Starring: Mark Down, Isabel Horner

Cheek by Jowel

Starring: Isobel Griffith, Ben Victor, Isabel Horner, Mark Down

Get self conscious

Starring: Lucy Litchfield, Ben Keaton

BOOKERS/ CO-PRODUCERS: If you would be interested in hearing more, supporting development, or presenting this show please contact Mark through: info@blindsummit.com

And if you're not interested - why the hell not? This is cutting edge stuff! Adult puppetry! Art! Difficult yet engaging! In England! In England for God's sake! Hilarious! Poignant! Meaningful! Art... and... and... oh I don't know... what do you want? What DO you want?

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