ADULTERATED TALES FESTIVAL EVENT
A cabaret of people with hang ups and puppets with hang-overs...
Inspired by the short stories and poems of Charles Bukowski, puppet innovators Blind Summit take us to a desperate, gin-soaked bar full of deadbeats and losers. Making no attempt to conceal themselves, Blind Summit’s puppeteers skilfully bring their puppet co-stars to life to tell their dark and drunken stories.
A man dances a love duet with a beer glass, a diva drinks to forget, Bud the action-hero-plumber is literally drowning in drink and Jack Belane, tiny private detective, totally screws up a case. These are the characters of the “Low Life cabaret”, a world where puppets tell their tales to a soundtrack of Tom Waits. Your world will never be the same again
‘Mad, bad and beautiful in equal measure.’ **** Guardian
‘If puppetry is ever to be the next rock 'n' roll, these animators may well be its front men.’ ***** Time Out
The Nuffield invites you to celebrate the close of the Adulterated Tales Festival.
Join us for a spectacular puppet cabaret from the outstanding Blind Summit and an after-show party featuring an electrifying set from Umbrella Spokes - DJ, musician and researcher Noel Lobley who ‘broadcasts from the vast archive of the world’s field-recorded music.’
Pictures © BLIND SUMMIT
'A Night Less Ordinary' - There are a limited number of free tickets available for this performance to those aged 16-25. Please check out the PROJECTS section or contact the box office for further details.
Saturday 9 May 2009 @ 8pm