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Two children meet a beguiling woman by a bridge on their way home from running an errand for mother. She offers them secrects and dancing but only if they can be REALLY naughty. Can their mother's warnings of the arrival of the Cat Mother ward them off their perilous course?
Cat Mother is a sinister and comic combination of Victorian cautionary tale, mechanical theatre and live double bass bringing a tale of promise in a cruel world.
In addition a new puppeteer joins the company from the audience for each performance. They follow instructions on a soundtrack to help bring show to life.
Les Hommes Vides is a charming, eerie and comic performance of slapstick puppetry and object theatre.
“Slapstick comedy, existential angst and puppets... This is surely one of the quirkiest gems of this year’s London International Mime Festival.” The Stage
“...teeters between the funny and the sad, the surreal and the sinister” The Guardian
The Festival of Curious Puppetry is hosted in Falmouth from Monday 27 January - Saturday 14 March, with a range of theatre, talks, exhibition and film both at The Poly and other local venues. To see the full line up of events, visit the Curious School of Puppetry's website here.
About The Curious School of Puppetry
The Curious of Puppetry has made its 2020 home at The Poly, with a seven-week full-time professional training course from 27 January to 14 March. The Curious School of Puppetry provides a platform for the long-term development of excellence in puppetry performance in Britain. The school aims to grow talent in the service of this wonderful form, and foster individual and collective relationships between existing and emerging generations of artist-puppeteers.