In January 2016, seven esteemed artists came together for a week to develop a brand new puppet show: The Diabolical Mr Punch.
Think you know Punch and Judy? Think again….
Based on the old Punch and Judy stories and using a range of different puppets and contemporary theatre-making techniques includes lighting, specially-composed music and video, we give this old artform a modern twist that new audiences love. This interactive puppet and live performer show is suitable for all ages and lasts around 20-minutes, especially developed for today’s audiences.
This show is available for festivals, events and special commissions.
The Diabolical Mr Punch had it’s world premier as part of the celebrated Showzam! Festival in February 2016 at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool where we played to over 500 audiences of all ages.
The Diabolical Mr Punch was supported by LeftCoast through the Future Popular midi commissions scheme. LeftCoast is Blackpool and Wyre’s Creative People and Places Programme and is dedicated to bringing the very best arts and creative happenings direct to your doorstep. For more information visit www.leftcoast.org.uk
Mr Punch image is beautifully created by Carlito Juanito
BETTER TO HAVE LOVED…?
In August 2015, I received an Arts Council Grant to produce my own full-length play Better to Have Loved…? This story was created in response to my own experiences of the impact of heroin abuse on close relationships. In producing it as a high-quality piece of theatre, I hoped that it would be seen as not only my story but the story of anyone who is connected to someone who is not in control of their life.
I have now archived the information that relates to this Research and Development phase to a Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/electricsunshineproject
Please do feel free to comment and share that page if you attended a sharing or are interested in how this work might be developed further – or contact me directly.
Written and directed especially for Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, July 2015.
This one-woman piece is based on Lady Macbeth’s story, with a modern twist.
Some of the back story around the piece is captured in an article here
And Sean came on behalf of Alt_Blackpool to review its preview at Blackpool & Fylde College where the development phase took place.