After the quiet of 2020, we bubbled up and headed into in-person rehearsals for phase 2 of the Kinder R&D. Our host venues, Little Angel Theatre and EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge kept us safe and sound as we explored a self-sufficient set and the use of OHP shadow puppetry.
The pandemic scuppered our plans to tour Flux live, so we created Flux Digital, to ensure that the work could still reach our audiences. We partnered with the brilliant TEA Films to create a fabulous resource, which digitally toured and is now hosted on Dramox, a digital theatre streaming platform in Europe.
Applause Touring also commissioned us to make another outdoor show. Buzz, a story about Billy being shrunk down to Bee-size was great fun to make and with a bright, bold and colourful set, we toured this, alongside Arbor, to events up and down the UK across the Summer.
SYT continued online and we also worked with Elevator Arts on a project with young people in Essex, to create a promenade performance, with large scale puppetry.
A huge highlight of 2021 was working with the Story Museum, Oxford, to puppeteer their giant Alice and meet Little Amal. Part of a project called The Walk, Little Amal, a 3.5 metre puppet of a Syrian Refugee Girl, walked all the way from Syria to the UK and met a number of other puppets and performers along the way.