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Puss in Boots
- "feisty and fun" Total Theatre"One of the most inventive and exuberant younger English companies"
Irish Independent

Directed by Steve Tiplady of Indefinite Articles, associate director of the Little Angel Theatre, London.

This charming, comical show starts out as an auction, with the audience keenly bidding for the eclectic stock. But the treasures prove hard to part with, especally the big red fairytale book...

A silly man, a cunning cat and a smelly ogre. They all want the same thing. A palace, a kingdom and the love of a princess. But who will win?

Told with lashings of wit, skilled puppetry, masks and a fabulous transforming set this show is a real winner, either on the street or indoors. The Grown Ups will enjoy it as much as the kids!

Following the enormous successes of 'Chicken Licken' and 'The Enormous Turnip', DNA present a well crafted show for 5 - 11 year olds and their families. Starring Adam Bennett, who has endeared himself to children across the UK in all of DNA s productions, and featuring Miriam Grau Casas, a Catalan physical theatre performer.

Workshop Information

An exciting participatory workshop accompanying this show focuses on learning mask making techniques crafting and performing, for parents and carers to share with children to extend their participation, and aid audience development with family learning.

Booking Details

Ages Suitable for 5 - 11 year olds
Running time 50 minutes
Suitable venues theatres, arts centres, festivals and the street
Technical information click here
Availability by negotiation
   

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Reviews (for more reviews, click here)

There's a great start that fits perfectly with it's outdoor setting as puppeteer-performer Adam Bennett rallies the crowds as an auctioneer attempting to sell off an attic's worth of old theatre props. His efforts are thwarted by his assistant (physical theatre performer Miriam Grau Casas from Catalunya), who can't bear to let go of the treasures such as the princess dress from the costume box, and the dusty red book of Perrault's Fairy Tales.

This start nicely frames the enacting of the classic Trickster tale of the cat who persuades the world that his lowly master is the Marquis of Carabas, gaining him riches and the hand of the princess, and killing an ogre along the way. A wonderfully ramshackle wooden set has boxes, flaps and shutters that reveal and conceal the performers and puppets who tell the tale with gusto.

It's aimed at 5-11 year olds, but my teenage son was just as enthralled as the little ones around him. The carnivalesque humour is robust enough to appeal to adults and older children, but never patronises younger audiences by deliberately going over their heads. Here was a new piece that was both feisty and fun and I hope destined for future festival appearances. -Dorothy Max Prior - Total Theatre magazine Autumn 2006.

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