Blind Summit Theatre presents

The Sex Lives of Puppets

Written by Mark Down and Ben Keaton, Based on an original idea by Mark Down
4 - 28 SEP 2024

Ticket Prices:
£25 Standard | £20 Concession |
Pioneers' Preview (4 Sep) £10


Following a sell out run and rave reviews in January this year, puppet masters Blind Summit Theatre return to Southwark Playhouse with The Sex Lives of Puppets, the show that pulls back the covers on puppet sex in contemporary Britain. Filthy, funny, shocking and sometimes tender, this collaboration between puppets and the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles creates a safe space to get down and dirty and talk about sex. Not so much the “birds and bees”, more the “nuts and bolts”.

★★★★ “Inventive, silly and visually arresting comedy … with moments of real, heartfelt tenderness.” The Stage
★★★★ “You will leave the theatre with a goofy smile wondering what the hell you have just witnessed, but eager for more” Fairy Powered Productions
★★★★ “Uproariously funny” Plays to See
★★★★★ “Is it too early to start talking about the best shows of the year?” Broadway World


Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 8pm

Tue & Sat: 3.30pm

Running Time: 90

No interval and no re-entry.

We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.

This production contains sexual content, sexual images, and strong language. It is recommended for ages 16+.




The Company

Isobel Griffiths
Briony O Callaghan Headshot
Briony O’Callaghan
Dale Wylde
Mark Down

Mark Down
Ben Keaton
James Mckenzie
Mark Down
Charlina Lucas
Russell Dean

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The Sex Lives of Puppets

at Venue: Borough SE1

Group Booking

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77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

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