"It's dynamic use of overhead projectors,
simple torchlight and a few pieces of material make the set look
like hand-made magic." - Total Theatre
Baba Yaga is a crazy Russian witch who flies
through the air in a pestle and mortar. She delights in catching
children and setting them really tough challenges. Those who fail
are in big trouble!
Her house rampages through the woods on a pair of chicken legs and
her fence is made of bones & skellys! When Lisa is captured
by the Baba Yaga, her only hope is her magical living doll and her
Dynamic New Animation (DNA) presents an exciting
adventure story for children age 6 upwards and their families using
visual theatre, projected imagery, puppetry, dynamic physical performance,
specially composed music and stunning animated set design.
Premiering at Komedia Brighton in 2005, Baba
Yaga Boney Legs toured London, the Midlands, Wales and the North
of the UK 2005-7. The show became a highlight of the Green Man Festival
in 2006 & returned there by popular demand in 2007.
Director & Designer - Rachel Riggs
Specialist Design - Jo Pocock
Acrobatic Direction - Flick Ferdinando
Live Music Direction - Sian Phillips
Performers - Adam Bennett, Emma Lewis, John Slater
Puppet Maker - Georgina Solo
Production Manager - Jonny Quick
Metal Artist - Jonathen Hale
Thanks to Jake Rowney - Southport Arts Centre,
Emma's Gran for all the sewing...
A family learning workshop is
available to accompany this production. The workshop will allow
audiences to deepen their understanding and appreciation of the
skills and techniques used in the making of Bab Yaga Boney Legs,
with practical activities in puppetry, design and visual theatre