|Angus - Weaver of Grass|
Suspense Festival 2013 has finally began. Last night, in many different theatres across London, puppetry once again took this little island by storm. Over the next ten days, we shall be exposed to a visual feast of puppetry, dance and storytelling from many different parts of the UK and abroad. I am here to cover the festival for Puppetrynews, so that all of you who couldn't make it to London, can still get a flavour of the delights here. Over the next ten days, I shall be filming short interviews with the performers and recording a taste of their wares, which I shall edit, when I get back to Melbourne, for our Puppetrynews audience.
The production was skillfully carried out by four performers, one of which narrated and sang for the masked performers. It combined multi-media projections with shadow puppets, which gave emphasis to the main protagonists in giant masks and the smaller marionettes and glove puppets. It was a visual delight and is highly recommended.
Today I have a three-hour 'Critical Voices' seminar, which will explore what good theatre criticism is all about and this evening a very exciting new production The Shop of Little Horrors. Stay tuned!