Blind Summit’s new show The Sex Lives of Puppets offers a snapshot of puppet love in contemporary Britain…
“Blind Summit have proved that puppetry doesn’t need to come with apologies or strings attached.” The Guardian
Blind Summit is a theatre company notorious for using puppets to address unlikely subjects. Now, they invite audiences to dive under the covers to shed light on “the sex lives of puppets” and try to answer some important questions including:
- What do puppets look like naked?
- Fancy some no strings sex?
- Ummm … what are you doing with your hands??
The Sex Life of Puppets is a multi-layered piece of theatre. On the surface, offering a fun and frank exploration of puppet desire at the hands of their Dionysian puppet-masters, and on a deeper level engaging skilled puppetry to express human moods, fears, worries, hang-ups and desires that will immediately resonate with its audience.
Co-writers/directors Ben Keaton (Perrier Award Winner, Father Ted) and Mark Down (Artistic Director of Blind Summit Theatre), take inspiration from real-life responses, to lead an impish cast of improviser puppeteers, and a veritable smorgasbord of different puppets to explore sex and humanity, and – of course – to expose the underbelly of puppet eroticism.
Theatre: The Little
Mon – Sat: 8pm
Tue & Sat: 3.30pm
Running Time: 90 mins
We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.
Recommended for ages 16+. Contains strong language and puppet scenes of a sexual nature.
There will be a post-show discussion after the matinee on Saturday 6th January.