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Henry

Sat 11th – Sun 26th Aug 2018

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Multi-award winning puppetry innovators Blind Summit (London) present the UK premiere of their brand new show HENRY. ”

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Blind Summit

SUMMARY

Multi-award winning puppetry innovators Blind Summit (London) present the UK premiere of their brand new show HENRY.

Set within a Master Class on 'puppetry possession' Henry is a one man, three-man show with puppetry. It’s narrated by puppeteer, director and “control freak” Mark Down who explores the mystical power of puppetry, assisted by two, slightly sinister, masked puppeteers. Things get out of control when the spirit of “Henry” enters the puppet. Who is “Henry”? What does he want? And is he dangerous?

Henry follows the huge Edinburgh Fringe successes of Citizen Puppet (2015) and The Table (2011), both Scotsman Fringe First Award winners, amongst many other awards when touring internationally.

Blind Summit's Bunraku inspired work is irreverent and anarchic, thoughtful and precise. With Henry the company tear up the rulebook again, employing their unique 'Extreme Puppetry' and their trademark irreverent humour. If The Table (EdFringe 2011) was the life of a puppet, Henry is about the life of a puppeteer.

Artistic Director, Mark Down, said of Blind Summit's work: "We want the work to be provocative, funny, political, outrageous and accessible - theatre that pushes the boundaries of puppetry."

Blind Summit is a multi-award winning London-based, internationally touring producer of puppet-based theatre. For twenty years they've consistently subverted people's expectations of puppetry: from giant storybook characters in the opening ceremony of London’s 2012 Olympic Games to The Table, a globally successful touring production that completely up-ended audiences’ understanding of how puppet and puppeteer communicate. For more information on Blind Summit, visit https://www.blindsummit.com/

Admission: £12(£9)

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