Another busy year, we started with our second tour of In Our Hands, including performing at DRAK Theatre in the Czech Republic, it was great to return here with our biggest show to date. In between tour dates, we continued to develop our new show, Flux, with support from Shoreditch Town Hall. We spent a week with the full creative team, lights, sound, dramaturgy and puppetry, trying out ideas and clarifying the content of the show.
Our next project was ready to start as well, working with the Little Angel Theatre on their 4×4 project we began developing a new schools production, based on a play from the GCSE syllabus, using mainly shadow puppetry and an immersive set… all will be revealed in due course!
2017 took us, and Ted, on some much further afield adventures when we performed CELL in Malaysia at George Town Festival in August, and Hong Kong at Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre in November. This was a brilliant opportunity to take our non-verbal work to international audiences, and the show went down really well.
In the middle of this, we were commissioned by Derby Feste to build a giant, 16ft tree man puppet called Arbor, who wowed audiences at the festival. Then to round off the year, we redeveloped A Christmas Carol for Salisbury Arts Centre, and had a lot of festive fun performing this show again.