Dream Press Launch

I can now announce a project I have been working on with Bristol Old Vic's artistic director Tom Morris and Handspring Puppet Company, a brand new adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The press launch took place on Monday evening in the newly refurbished BOV theatre and I helped Basil and Adrian from Handspring improvise some puppetry with breeze blocks and stones (the puppetry in the show takes many forms).

Tom, Handspring and designer Vicki Mortimer have been researching and developing the project intermittently over the past year through a series of workshops I've had the pleasure of being involved in. The project is set to be a unique mix of puppetry and live performance, rehearsals begin in January, previews end of February and it goes up in March. I'll be working on the puppetry in the show and also helping to deliver the outreach programme once the show's up and running. Can't say much more than that at the moment but it's very exciting to be involved. You can book tickets for the show here and here are some pictures from the press launch.