Three Good Wives by Inkfish in association with the Little Angel Theatre from 16th Mar till 28th Mar 2010.
US based company Inkfish return to Little Angel with their original puppet theater piece that takes contemporary US and UK military wives’ stories and weaves them with mytho-historic heroines: Penelope from Homer’s Odyssey, Mandodari from the Ramayana, and Scheherazade from The Arabian Nights. The production is inspired by the stories of 21st Century women whose lives have been affected by war. It draws from personal accounts, news and radio stories as well as online social media to investigate the core themes of waiting, mourning, and healing.
“Puppet women have their mouths sewn shut with blood-coloured thread and are left to drown on coffee tables piled high with paper weaponry; a shadow image of a perfect home struggles against collapse as an infestation of armoured insects rises from the basement.”
The Great Puppet Horn is returning to the Little Angel Theatre, Islington for an April Fool’s Day celebration, performing two shows at 7:00pm and 9:00pm.
The Great Puppet Horn presents tales bizarre and comic through the monochrome glory of the shadow screen. Full of irreverent humour, political machinations and dangerously correct grammar The Great Puppet Horn provides cultural critique as only bits of cardboard stuck to a stick can. From the wilds of Edinburgh award-winning Pangolin’s Teatime brings you this ever changing collection of satirical stories.
The Great Puppet Horn are Jeremy Bidgood & Lewis Young with script editing by Léonie Hamway. Jeremy Bidgood is Artistic Director of Pangolin’s Teatime and a freelance director and puppeteer. Lewis Young is a founding member of Pangolin’s Teatime, puppeteer and 3D animator.
Pangolin’s Teatime is an award-winning, puppet company presenting new writing through experimental and traditional puppetry.
The company works collectively to devise shows and create spectacular puppets and sets. Some praise for Pangolin’s Teatime:
‘Here was magic’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Ingenious & innovative’ THE SCOTSMAN
‘Pangolin’s Teatime is clearly one to watch’ THE STAGE
‘Spectacular puppets & splendid puppetry’ THREE WEEKS
‘Magnificent… this young company have a bright future ahead of them’ BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE