AVAILABLE FOR TOURING 2019

Fifty year old puppet director, and self confessed "control freak", Luke Alexander is haunted by the ghost of his father while running a masterclass in manipulation of objects. Hilarious and increasingly surreal events follow, leading to a moving and thought provoking conclusion.

A "pin sharp satire" about making theatre with puppetry, that does for the puppeteer, what The Table did for puppets.

    

 

"pure comedy gold"

THE WEE REVIEW

    

"A pin sharp satire"

THE SCOTSMAN

 

"witty meta-theatricality

that entertains while it educates"

THE LIST 

"doing the unexpected brilliantly"

THEATRE BUBBLE

"a manifesto for the power of puppetry"

 FEST

 

UPCOMING DATES

Rehearsal photos:

The Puppeteer

 

(Previously: "Henry - A Puppet Possessed")

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Available for touring small and mid-scale venues from 2019

Please contact info@blindsummit.com

In Spain and Portugal:

please contact Ikebanah Arts: anasala@ikebanah.es

CREDITS

Written by Mark Down

Original puppet design (Henry) by Nick Barnes

Cast:

Luke - Mark Down

Wolfgang - Tom Espiner

Stine - Fiona Clift

Artistic Consultation: Ruth Paton (design), Michael Vale (Design), Hattie Naylor (writing), Giulia Innocenti (Performing), Julian Spooner (Performing), Hansjorg Schmidt (Lighting), Ed Elbourne (Lighting), Greg Cebula (Lighting and technical), Sarah Louise Grey (technical)

Producer: Ellie Simpson for Blind Summit Theatre

In Association with il Funaro, Pistoia, Italy

World Premiere (as "Henry") at Il Funaro, Pistoia, Italy - 4th May 2018

Pre- Edinburgh at Beverley Puppet Festival, July 13th 2018 and Latitude Festival July 15th 2018

UK Premiere at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 11 August 2018