FESTIVAL OF CURIOUS PUPPETRY

27th January – 14th March 2020

Falmouth, Cornwall

 

Join us for a festival of performances, Soup Nights and our Exhibition of Puppetry!

 

 

PERFORMANCES

CINDERELLA ASHPUTTEL

This stylish and playful, inventive and imaginative reworking of the Cinderella story will delight both young and old

Family Friendly 3+

Joy Haynes

Sat 1 Feb 10.30am, The Poly, £5

MEET FRED

When threatened with losing his Puppetry Living Allowance, Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control. A sell out hit at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, contains strong language and puppet nudity.

Sharp, funny and vastly entertaining (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

14 + and Adult – Contains Strong language and puppet nudity

Hijinx

Wed 12 Feb 7.30pm, The Poly, £10/8

THE DARK CRYSTAL

Family Friendly PG

Classic film by Jim Henson

Thu 20 Feb, 6.30pm, The Poly £5

THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GANZ

A celebration of the new, the strange, the brave and the curious told through design, table-top puppetry, music and a few words, all wildly based on the principles of alchemy.

Winner – Best Production For Young People The Off West End Theatre Awards 2019

Ages 6+

by Silent Tide/Little Angel Theatre

Sat 15 Feb 3pm and 7pm, AMATA Studio, Falmouth Uni, Penryn Campus £5

THE ASSEMBLY OF ANIMALS

The Assembly of Animals is a performed sculpture which combines puppets, objects and scientific demonstrations. “Absolutely fascinating, undeniably bonkers” (Children’s Theatre Reviews)

Family Friendly 3+

Tim Spooner

Sat 29 Feb, 2pm and 5pm The Tolmen Centre, Constantine £5

RAT

The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry.

Age 10+ and Adult

The Rat Affair

Sat 29 Feb, 7.30pm, The Poly £10/8

BEGUILED: CAT MOTHER AND LES HOMMES VIDE

Sinister, charming, eerie and comic performances of slapstick puppetry and object theatre.  

“…teeters between the funny and the sad, the surreal and the sinister”, The Guardian

Age 10+ and Adult

Liz Walker,

Sat 7 March, 7.45pm, The Poly £7

CURIOUS SCHOOL OF PUPPETRY PRESENTS!

A range of work from the students of the 2020 Curious School of Puppetry

Age 7+ and Adult

Weds 13 and Thu 14 March, 7pm, The Poly £7

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

The Poly Box Office 01326 319461 https://www.thepoly.org

AMATA Box Office / Ticket Enquiries www.amata.org.uk 01326 259349

The Tolmen Centre, Constantine https://tolmencentre.co.uk 01326 341353

SOUP NIGHTS – open evenings with a guest speaker and soup (donation)

  • Joy Haynes, Life and Puppets, Thu 30 Jan 6.30-9pm
  • Sue Hill, Sculptor and Wildworks Co-Founder, Thu 6 Feb, 6.30-9pm
  • Julian Crouch, Designer and Puppeteer, Thu 13 Feb 6.30-9pm
  • Brian and Wendy Froud, Designers of The Dark Crystal, Q&A after film screeeing on Thu 20 Feb
  • Paul Spooner, Builder of Automata, Thu 27 Feb 6.30-9pm
  • Mike Shepherd, Artistic Director Kneehigh, Thu 5 March 6.30-9pm

 

 

EXHIBITION

 

Monday 27th January – Friday 21st February

The Poly’s Spring gallery will be home to a marvellous collection of puppet from around the world showing different techniques and makers.

 

Monday 10th February – Friday 14th February

Research in Movement by Oliver Smart will be added to the exhibition.

Oliver Smart will talk about this work on Tuesday 11th Feb 6.30pm