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
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.'
'A Night Less Ordinary' - There are a limited number of free tickets available for this performance to those aged 16-25.
Saturday 9 May 2009 @ 8pm