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"
that entertains while it educates"
"doing the unexpected brilliantly"
"a manifesto for the power of puppetry"
Henry - A Puppet Possessed
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Written by Mark Down
Original puppet design (Henry) by Nick Barnes
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
Festival QuiQuiriQui, Granada, September 2018